This research examines the impact of community-led partnerships in deprived areas and what makes these successful in achieving local economic change. The research team reviewed evidence from forty years of English regeneration initiatives and interviewed expert practitioners on what works. Local Trust commissioned the research from the Department of Land Economy, Cambridge University, to influence the delivery of the Stronger Towns Fund and other related government initiatives.
The findings support a place-based approach at the neighbourhood level that enhances the level of economic opportunity available to residents in deprived areas. The approach should be built on a community-led partnership model.
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