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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2002): Community and Development - UK

CORNERING THE MARKET

E. Harkins

Housing, Dec/Jan 2002, p.38-39

Discusses the role of local shops in urban regeneration and the role of housing associations in fostering and encouraging retail activity in their areas.

HOME ZONES: A PLANNING AND DESIGN HANDBOOK

M. Biddulph

Bristol: Policy Press, 2001

A home zone is a residential street where people come before vehicles. Author examines lessons from both long-standing home zone schemes in Northern Europe and 14 recent pilot projects in the UK. Home zone projects are being used to develop community capacity and to improve the environment. Schemes progressed in partnership with residents responded to local community conditions and more closely fulfilled people's needs and aspirations. Community planning techniques can be used to ensure the involvement of normally excluded groups such as older people or children.

REGENERATING NEIGHBOURHOODS: A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING

S. Banks and F. Shenton

Local Economy, vol.16,2001, p.286-298

This paper examines the concept of community capacity building and two approaches to practice: the strategic and the developmental. It discusses two case studies exemplifying these approaches based on work by Groundwork Trusts in villages in South Yorkshire and Country Durham.

SCHEME GENERATES HOPE FOR DYING HOUSING ESTATES

C. Tighe

Financial Times, Jan. 7th 2002, p.4

Describes an innovative scheme for regenerating unpopular public housing. It involves selling the property for next to nothing on condition that the new owners refurbish it.

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