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Neighbourhood interventions: can small scale make a difference in big cities?

Anne Power, Jörg Plö and Astrid Winkler

in Phoenix cities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9781847426833
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302964 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.003.0004
Neighbourhood interventions: can small scale make a difference in big cities?

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This chapter examines the smaller-scale, more-local efforts of the seven European cities to reintegrate marginalised areas and populations. It explains that city governments usually develop targeted programmes to tackle four main types of deep-set disadvantage. These include inner-area renewal, community enterprise for disadvantaged or vulnerable social groups, and skills development. All of the seven cities adopted at least three of the four approaches, invariably concentrated in the same areas. Local-neighbourhood projects in each city showed the microlevel at which it is necessary to work in order to make new social and economic opportunities a reality.

Keywords: European cities; marginalised areas; marginalised populations; city governments; community enterprise; inner-area renewal; skills development

Chapter.  14418 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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