Urban Regeneration is widely discussed but less widely understood. Fully revised with important new policy, case studies and international analysis, the Second Edition of Urban Regeneration will correct that. The 16 chapters, written by leading experts, are organised into four sections: • The Context for Urban Regeneration: The history and evolution • Major Themes and Topics: Including Housing, Community, Employment and the Environment • Key Issues in Managing Urban Regeneration: Including Legal and Organisational considerations • Experience Elsewhere and a View of the Future: Expanded section now discussing Australia and the Celtic Fringe as well as Europe and the USA This is the essential handbook for practitioners involved in regeneration, as well as students of planning, urban studies, geography and architecture.
Chapter 6: Social and Community Issues
Social and Community Issues
The link between waged employment and social welfare is now well accepted and as a result issues of social and community welfare are embedded in discussions about employment and income. The emphasis in this chapter, however, is on wider issues of poverty and social exclusion in the context of social and community need, with Chapter 7 dealing with waged employment and training in more detail.
The lives of individuals and communities can be shaped irrevocably by wider processes of transformation, which alter the trajectory of local economies and local lives. The 1930s Depression and the deindustrialisation of western economies during the 1970s and 1980s represented for many severe shocks that played out financially, socially and physically. The ...