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.

Sustainable Development I: Social Regeneration : Working with Your Local Community

Sustainable Development I: Social Regeneration

From what we’ve said so far, I might have put this as the first chapter. This is the first of three chapters looking in more detail at the three-legged stool of sustainable development.

Community

What does ‘community’ mean to you?

  • Fluffy – unfocused – wish list – impractical – and basically somebody else’s worry (a trickle-down regeneration or bricks-and-mortar regeneration view)
  • Anything not covered by economic development, land use planning or climate change (an academic view)
  • Community is the only real issue, ignored by the really hard-to-reach groups – local government officers, outside experts and developers (a neighbourhood activist view)

The fact is, regeneration is a change process for the benefit of local people (including ...

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