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What works in assessing community participation?

A document of the results of road-testing two frameworks for assessing community participation: Active partners: Benchmarking community involvement in regeneration (Yorkshire Forward, 2000) and Auditing community participation: An assessment handbook (The Policy Press, 2000).

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Urban regeneration through partnership

A study in nine urban regions in England, Scotland and Wales

This report provides an in-depth study of factors that influence the effectiveness of urban regeneration partnerships, and how they work within the national policy context. It highlights the key lessons of partnership, exploring good practice in leadership, visioning and consensus building,

and the translation of vision into workable objectives.

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Twenty-five years on twenty estates

Turning the tide?

This report covers developments in 20 less popular and more problematic council estates, based on four waves of research since 1980.

It presents unique evidence of the impact of 25 years of social change and policy from Thatcher to Blair, a period in which the number of British council homes halved. 

A free pdf is available at www.jrf.org.uk

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Social interactions in urban public places

This report examines how different people use public spaces and analyses how social interactions vary by age, gender or place.

A free pdf version of this report is available online at www.jrf.org.uk

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Schools and area regeneration

This report explores the ways in which schools serving two economically and socially disadvantaged urban areas have attempted to balance their educational aims with growing demands to engage in community life. It focuses on the relationship between the schools and their communities and on outcomes in terms of individual and community development.

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Romani Communities and Transformative Change

A New Social Europe

Drawing on Roma community voices and expert research, this book challenges conventional discourses on Romani identity, poverty and exclusion. Through the transformative vehicle of a ‘Social Europe’, it presents new strategies for framing social justice for Romani communities across Europe and provides innovative solutions to these dilemmas.

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Reflecting realities

Participants' perspectives on integrated communities and sustainable development

Reflecting realities explores participants' perspectives on participation structures; capacity building and the technical and professional support available; and systems for monitoring and evaluating regeneration programmes. The report includes recommendations for national and regional government, local authorities and community organisations.

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Rediscovering mixed-use streets

The contribution of local high streets to sustainable communities

Local urban high streets have the potential to meet policy aspirations with regard to sustainability and social inclusion, yet they have frequently been neglected. Drawing on case-studies in three different locations, this report provides a wealth of findings produced from a variety of sources.

A free pdf is available at www.jrf.org.uk

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Poverty Street

The dynamics of neighbourhood decline and renewal

Poverty street addresses one of the UK's major social policy concerns: the gap between the poorest neighbourhoods and the rest of the country. It is an account of neighbourhood decline, a portrait of conditions in the most disadvantaged areas and an up-to-date analysis of the impact of the government's neighbourhood renewal policies.

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Population turnover and area deprivation

Understanding the dynamics of population turnover or migration driving area change is key to improving efforts at neighbourhood regeneration and developing mixed or sustainable communities. This report provides the first analysis of neighbourhood migration flows for the whole of England and Scotland.

A free pdf is available at www.jrf.org.uk

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Planning with children for better communities

The challenge to professionals

In addition to clarifying why the issue of children's participation should be prioritised, this book uses examples and case studies from a variety of professions and disciplines in order to explain different methods that can be used to support participation. 

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Pathways to Recovery and Desistance

The Role of the Social Contagion of Hope

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Using case studies and a strengths-based approach Best puts forward a new recovery and reintegration model for substance users and offenders leaving prison which emphasizes the importance of long-term recovery and the role that communities and peers play in the process.

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