The active engagement of citizens and communities with public bodies to improve their quality of life is crucial to the success of government policies. Report identifies four priorities for action to build up community capacity to engage. These are:
C. Johnstone and M. Whitehead
Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004
This book provides the first integrated, cross-disciplinary analysis of the urban renaissance project pursued by the Labour government since 1997. Drawing upon the collective insights of urban policy researchers with wide-ranging expertise, the book provides a critical assessment of New Labour attempts to reinvent British cities as affluent, safe, vibrant and attractive places to live and work. The book reveals important contradictions within the urban renaissance vision.
I. Cole and B. Nevin
York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2004
Study assesses the main issues which have arisen during the first phase of the Housing Market Renewal (HMR) Pathfinder programme in parts of the Midlands and North of England. The HMR programme promotes a holistic approach to regeneration, which includes:
This integrated approach should ensure that older urban areas can compete at a regional, national and international level.