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Community-Led Regeneration

A Toolkit for Residents and Planners

community-led plans, Community-Led Regeneration offers a toolkit of planning mechanisms and other strategies that residents and planners working with communities can use to resist demolition and propose community-led schemes. The case studies represent a broad overview of groups that formed as a reaction to proposed demolitions of residents' housing, and groups that formed as a way to manage residents' homes and public space better. Drawing from the case studies, the toolkit includes the use of formal planning instruments, as well as other strategies such as sustained campaigning and activism, forms of citizen-led design, and alternative proposals for the management and ownership of housing by communities themselves. Community-Led Regeneration targets a diverse audience: from planning professionals and scholars working with communities, to housing activists and residents resisting the demolition of their neighborhoods and proposing their own plans.

184 pages | 17 color plates | 9 1/4 x 6 1/4

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Table of Contents

Preface   Richard Lee and Michael Edwards, Just Space Acknowledgements Introduction: How to use this toolkit? Part I: Case studies Chapter 1: Walterton and Elgins Community Homes Chapter 2: West Kensington and Gibbs Green Community Homes Chapter 3: Cressingham Gardens Community Chapter 4: Greater Carpenters Neighbourhood Forum Chapter 5: Focus E15 Chapter 6: People’s Empowerment Alliance for Custom House (PEACH) Chapter 7: Alexandra and Ainsworth Estates Part II: Tools for community-led regeneration Chapter 8: Gaining residents’ control Chapter 9: Localism Act 2011 Chapter 10: Policies for community participation in regeneration Chapter 11: Using the law and challenging redevelopment through the courts, by Sarah Sackman Chapter 12: Informal tools Part III: Next challenges for community-led regeneration Conclusions Bibliography Index

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