Youth involvement in urban regeneration: hard lessons, future directions

Fitzpatrick, S., Hastings, A. and Kintrea, K. (2000) Youth involvement in urban regeneration: hard lessons, future directions. Policy and Politics, 28(4), pp. 493-509. (doi:10.1332/0305573002501108)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/0305573002501108

Abstract

This article reviews the nature and effectiveness of youth involvement in urban regeneration. Drawing on the findings of a substantial UK-wide study, it highlights the limited achievements of youth participation in urban regeneration thus far and the profound difficulties involved in promoting youth empowerment. However,it argues that there are important lessons to be learned about the future direction of youth participation in urban regeneration from the early 'pioneers' of involvement strategies. Moreover, it contends that youth participation projects offer opportunities to promote local social cohesion, and that the experience derived from these initiatives can contribute to debates on young people and democratic renewal.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kintrea, Professor Keith and Hastings, Professor Annette
Authors: Fitzpatrick, S., Hastings, A., and Kintrea, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Policy and Politics
Publisher:Policy Press
ISSN:0305-5736
ISSN (Online):1470-8442

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