Local regeneration, and action on local issues, is fundamental to the sustainability of local communities. This is especially the case in the UK, with the Government focus on such approaches as Local Enterprise Partnerships and neighborhood development plans, and further devolution proposals in the pipeline. The Local Regeneration Handbook meets the needs today’s practicing “regeneration workers,” broadly including anyone from regeneration partnership or development project officers to housing association neighborhood officers, parish counselors, or other active local citizens, who all share a concern for the well-being of the community where they live or work, and a need to work with others for the best possible future for that community. Containing practical advice, templates, and real-life case studies for different stages in local regeneration, including fundraising, partnership development and project management, as well as support for personal development, and illustrations of key points by cartoonist Kipper Williams, this is an essential guide for anyone in local regeneration.

Cross-cutting Issues

Cross-cutting Issues

Whatever we’re trying to achieve, some factors just keep finding their way in, not least those that relate to the physical environment.

Sustainable Development

I make no apologies for continually raising this issue, as repetition is the father of learning. My grandfather’s view was ‘say what you’re going to say, say it, and then say what you’ve said’ – and he was a professional preacher.

Sustainable development has become a bit of a weasel phrase, used by the UK government to justify new planning policies, but it is intended to be the key to making sure that the changes we make are universally good news.

One smart-guy definition of sustainable development would be the action necessary to achieve sustainable communities, but that doesn’t take us ...

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