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Changing places, changing lives Assessing the impact of housing association regeneration

Slater, Imogen; Lelliott, Susan; Rooke, Alison and Koessl, Gerald. 2013. Changing places, changing lives Assessing the impact of housing association regeneration. Project Report. UNSPECIFIED. [Report]

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Abstract or Description

The Changing Places, Changing Lives research into L&Q’s
‘community impact’ demonstrates the unique position of
housing associations as social landlords. It examines seven
neighbourhoods, which span two periods in urban governance: the area-based initiatives of the last Labour government, which aimed to regenerate and ‘renew’ specific neighbourhoods characterised by large swathes of public housing; and the current housing policy of the coalition government, which places an emphasis on decentralisation and localism (rather than centralised spatial strategies). With the demise of regeneration
monies, such as the Single Regeneration Budget and New Deal for Communities, and the considerable cuts to the budgets of local authority services, the ability of social landlords to attract mobile capital, nurture indigenous capacity and talent and provide community resources at this time is particularly significant as they shape urban neighbourhoods.
The research clearly points to extensive impacts upon the social and cultural landscapes that L&Q is working within. As developers, L&Q clearly have a commitment to not merely developing better homes but also to creating better neighbourhoods for the residents living in them, through partnerships with local agencies and stakeholders. This is born out over time through the work of housing associations’ neighbourhood management and community investment teams.

Item Type:

Report (Project Report)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology > Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR)

Date:

June 2013

Item ID:

13743

Date Deposited:

29 Sep 2015 10:46

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 12:23

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/13743

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