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The End of Regeneration? Improving what matters on small housing estates

Publication 1 April 2010

This toolkit aims to encourage local authorities, housing associations and other public agencies to think differently about how to break the cycle of entrenched poverty and disadvantage on small housing estates. The ideas, approaches and lessons in this toolkit are

Never Again: avoiding the mistakes of the past

Publication 30 January 2010

From the projects in Paris suburbs, to Chicago’s Cabrini-Green, to Broadwater Farm and Park Hill in Sheffield, high hopes and dreams have soured as, over time, ambitious new developments have become the housing of last resort for the most desperate.

Solutions for entrenched deprivation on small estates (Summary Report)

Publication 1 September 2009

In 2009 we looked into entrenched deprivation on three small estates in England. We worked in Coventry, South Shields and Kent to explore how life can be improved for residents of three small, very different housing estates. We collaborated with

The Leys

Publication 1 July 2009

In May 2009, The Young Foundation was asked by The Wates Foundation to look into previous attempts at regeneration and priorities for the Leys estate in Oxfordshire. In July we presented our findings to The Wates Foundation.

Neighbourhood working: where do we go from here? Towards a new research agenda

Publication 1 May 2009

This paper was given at an international round table organised by the Local Governance Research Unit (LGRU) at De Montfort University on 7 May 2009 to discuss emerging and new agendas for neighbourhood policy and governance. This event convened a

Neighbourhood working and organisational culture

Publication 1 January 2009

Neighbourhood working and organisational culture: A scoping paper for the Neighbourhood Action Network. Over the last decade there has been a growing acknowledgement within local government that one of the major impediments to improving service delivery is the culture of

Transforming Neighbourhoods: Lessons from Local Work in Fifteen Areas

Publication 1 October 2007

For many years, there has been increased political focus – both in Whitehall and in local government – on the need to boost opportunities for residents, both as individuals and collectively, to influence what happens in the local areas in

Good Neighbours

Publication 5 July 2007

The “Strong and Prosperous Communities – 2006 White Paper” outlined central government’s commitment to localism and community empowerment. At the time, many housing associations were not working in close collaboration with local authorities and Local Strategic Partnerships (LSPs) despite the

Mapping Value in the Built Urban Environment

Publication 17 March 2006

The Value Mapping project was commissioned by CABE in late 2005 and was managed by the Young Foundation, drawing on a team with experience of research and practice. The project was commissioned in order to better capture less tangible things

Tools and Processes for Neighbourhood Problem-Solving? The place for charters, inquiries and community initiatives in new neighbourhood arrangements

Publication 18 February 2006

As the agenda for future reforms of English governance at local and neighbourhood level develops, discussions have been underway in policy circles about two related issues; the introduction of “triggers” or “community calls for action”, and the more widespread use

Seeing the wood for the trees – The evolving landscape for neighbourhood arrangements

Publication 18 November 2005

The ideas presented in this discussion paper are in the form of an indicative draft. It was intended to inform the development of a menu of options which can be pursued within existing frameworks, and to establish what needs to

Social Housing Allocations and Family Networks

Publication 18 October 2005

The Young Foundation, together with the Institute of Community Studies before it, have long been interested in the effects of housing allocation policies on family life. But with the emergence of credit-based letting systems, this whole area is now changing

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