Chapter

Introduction

Liz Richardson

in DIY Community Action

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420855
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302124 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter looks at the activities people in low-income neighbourhoods are doing in order to improve the places where they live. It first discusses DIY community action, which is used interchangeably with ‘community self-help activity’. The chapter then studies the importance of neighbourhood conditions and the concepts of social capital and community engagement. It ends with a study of the structure of the book and the findings of the study.

Keywords: low-income neighbourhoods; activities; DIY community action; self-help activity; neighbourhood conditions; social capital; community engagement

Chapter.  3520 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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