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Neighbourhood renewal, mixed communities and social integration

Anne Power

in Making social policy work

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9781861349583
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302742 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349583.003.0009
Neighbourhood renewal, mixed communities and social integration

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This chapter examines evidence to support a neighbourhood focus for delivering social policy. It presents some findings on how neighbourhood renewal in practice addresses the problems of integration and urban recovery. The central questions are: Why does the neighbourhood affect social conditions? What is the evidence of progress in neighbourhood renewal? Are more mixed urban communities likely to emerge through neighbourhood renewal? The chapter draws on several long-run studies about low-income areas and their prospects. The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics and Political Science has been tracking 12 highly disadvantaged areas, covering the different representative types of deprived neighbourhoods in England for the last eight years. The Neighbourhood Renewal Unit is trying to help in the recovery of up to 3,000 such areas.

Keywords: social policy; neighbourhood; urban recovery; social conditions; low-income areas; Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion; Neighbourhood Renewal Unit

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