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Neighbourhood management

Power, Anne and Bergin, Emmet (1999) Neighbourhood management. CASEpaper, CASE/31. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

The way we run urban neighbourhoods in Britain is a key to reversing social exclusion, crime and poor performance on almost every front in our cities. This study for the Social Exclusion Unit of seven models of neighbourhood management analyses the reason for its key position in the national strategy for neighbourhood renewal. We explore the need for it, its function and remit. It hinges on three core ideas: someone in charge at neighbourhood level to ensure reasonable conditions and co-ordinate the many inputs already flowing into neighbourhoods; the practical relevance of the core idea across almost any area; the immediate and longer-term impacts on conditions of a clearly focussed, truly local neighbourhood management service. To work well, there must be a dedicated budget, a senior manager in control locally, immediate security and environmental targets, resident involvement. The costs are relatively modest but must be properly funded; the benefits are indispensable as the experiments show and continental experience underlines.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/case
Additional Information: © 1999 Anne Power and Emmet Bergin
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: CASE/31
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2008 13:09
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/6480/

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