Guardian, Mar. 28th 2001, p.18
Articles discusses the social issues that have emerged as our communities have declined. Television, two career families, urban sprawl and the failure of the second world war generation to pass on war time civic values are all blamed for the decline in communities. The article goes on to discuss the ideas of Professor Dr Robert Putnam who looks at what a community is and role of religion in politics.
Neighbourhood Renewal Unit
Money from the new Community Empowerment Fund must be used to encourage involvement from black representatives, support community and voluntary groups, and establish procedures for choosing community and voluntary sector representatives on Local Strategic Partnerships.
Active Community Unit
Sets out the government's proposals for making the various small grants funding programmes both more integrated and more accessible to community groups of all kinds, particularly those from black and minority ethnic and refugee communities. Document also sets out broadly how the government intends to establish and operate the new Neighbourhood Renewal Community Chests.
Municipal Journal, June 15th 2001, p.15
Reports on efforts by Oldham MBC to regenerate the town and rebuild the community following recent race riots.
S. Tiesdell and P. Allmendinger
Housing Studies, vol.16, 2001, p.311-334
Paper evaluates neighbourhood regeneration policy in England under the Thatcher and Major governments of the 1980s and 1990s. Policy throughout the 1980s and 1990s contained some consistent themes (eg. increased market orientation and a reduced role for the state). It also witnessed changes in emphasis through, for example, a shift from property-led regeneration to a more people centred approach. Further, new ideas and approaches, such as an increased emphasis on partnership, were introduced that owed little to earlier thinking. Article proposes an evolutionary and spatially variant framework to make sense of these changes.
Public Finance, May 11th-17th 2001, p. 24-25
Discusses the recent new emphasis in social policy on community regeneration through collective self-help led by social enterprise.