Social Policy & Administration, vol. 36, 2002, p. 516-531
The process of consultation has become integral to the development and implementation of UK health and social policies. Yet consultation is a deeply problematic process. This paper challenges several views such as an "old" model of consultation being replaced by a "new"one and the notion of "hard-to-reach" groups. Author stresses map consultation is a process not an event.
D. Ounsted and others
London: Sustainable Homes, 2002
Part one of the guide explains how housing association boards and senior staff can adopt strategic approaches to sustainable development. Part two presents a practical guide to building sustainable communities, using illustrative case studies.
B. Widdowson and C. Forrester
Axis, Sept. - Oct. 2002, p. 14-15
On the basis of experience in the small market town of Kingston, authors discuss the problems facing community regeneration initiatives. These include:
L. Richardson and J. LeGrand
Social Policy & Administration, vol. 36, 2002, p. 496-515
Paper aims to compare academic interpretations of the term social exclusion with the understanding of people with direct experience. A pre-selected group of residents from deprived neighbourhoods were asked about the concept and in general their understanding of the term corresponded with the academic definitions; however there were key differences in one or two significant area.
Financial Times, Oct. 28th, 2002, p. 4
Attempts by the government to transform UK cities into drivers of economic growth have not been effective, according to a report by economic consultants Robert Ingguis. The report claims while high-profile regeneration schemes have "cleansed" previously run down city centres outside the southeast, they have done little to improve wealth creation.