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123 Attempts at regeneration SIX Attempts at regeneration Histories of regeneration As I demonstrated in the Introduction to this book, the need to do something about the problems of the poorest neighbourhoods was recognised by central government as early as the 1960s, and a series of ‘regeneration’ policies followed for the next three decades. By the late 1980s, numerous programmes were running simultaneously: major initiatives like City Challenge as well as smaller programmes of special grant aid. In all, there were no fewer than 15 urban policy funding

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225 EIGHT Housing and regeneration I’m sure there’s some connection between all the changes that are happening, all the building and development, and people not being listened to, and people feeling insecure and threatened in lots of ways, and not feeling part of what’s going on. (Andrea, East Docks) Introduction Housing marks out and shapes disadvantaged areas, creating the physical conditions that help or hinder family futures. It is a dominant issue in the lives of families because it links with so many aspects of local life including neighbours, schools

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Part One After regeneration?

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183 Faiths, government and regeneration: a contested discourse TEN Faiths, government and regeneration: a contested discourse Richard Farnell Introduction The engagement of faith communities in regeneration and community renewal is a matter of keenly contested debate. Stakeholders bring varying, and not always compatible, perspectives to the table (Dinham and Lowndes, 2008). Leaders of faith groups aspire to a recognised role in regeneration but are liable to resist uncritical co-option into government agendas. Conversely, the pronouncements of national

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27 THREE Connecting community to the post-regeneration era Peter Matthews and Dave O’Brien Introduction This chapter aims to bridge the discussion of the history of community in urban regeneration with the rest of the book. It does this by advancing a central argument: that urban policy has entered a post- regeneration era. This argument runs alongside a specific discussion of the ‘Connected Communities’ programme. The chapter begins by outlining how and why the era of urban regeneration came to an end, building on the discussion in Chapter Two, with a

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239 12 Revisiting the creative city: culture and regeneration in post‑industrial Glasgow Venda Louise Pollock Its new appearance indeed persuades that it may become Britain’s first major post-industrial success. (‘The Repackaging of Glasgow’, Sunday Times, 2 December 1984) Introduction The narratives of cultural regeneration in post-industrial cities are well- known. Landry and Florida’s concepts of the ‘creative city’ (Landry and Bianchini, 1995) and ‘creative class’ (Florida, 2002) informed a raft of urban redevelopment policies espousing that creatively

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PART II Estates before regeneration

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PART III Living through regeneration

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Policy & Politics vol 28 no 4 479 Key words: community involvement • regeneration • Best Value • participation Final submission 05 April 2000 • Acceptance 16 May 2000 © The Policy Press, 2000 • ISSN 0305 5736 Policy & tics vol 28 no 4 479–91 A new deal for the community? Public participation in regeneration and local service delivery Paul Foley and Steve Martin English In the UK regeneration strategies and patterns of local service provision have usually been imposed from the top down. Most communities have had little influence over plans to revitalise

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5 Key words: area-based initiatives • regeneration • health • systematic review Final submission Oct 04 • Acceptance Oct 04 © The Policy Press, 2006 • ISSN 0305 5736 Giving urban policy its ‘medical’: assessing the place of health in area-based regeneration Rowland Atkinson, Hilary Thomson, Ade Kearns and Mark Petticrew English How does regeneration affect health and how have successive urban policy evaluations sought to measure such impacts? This article draws on a systematic review of national- level evaluation documentation relating to government-funded, area

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