The British Association of Settlements and Social Action Centres represents the interests of 1,000 projects in these areas, and for the past two years it has argued consistently that massive physical regeneration projects that do not have social and economic regeneration programmes will and do fail. We have also argued that any scheme that tries to regenerate local communities without consulting and harnessing the energies of the people who live in those communities is bound to fail.
Let us hope some of the lessons of the research you report will be built into the mechanisms of the new Single Regeneration Budget so that local communities get the long-term, consistent and integrated policies and programmes they need.
The Urban Community Network
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