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.
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.
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.
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.