Whose partnership? Community interests in the regeneration of a Scottish housing scheme

Kintrea, K. (1996) Whose partnership? Community interests in the regeneration of a Scottish housing scheme. Housing Studies, 11(2), pp. 287-306. (doi:10.1080/02673039608720857)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673039608720857

Abstract

Urban Partnerships are multi‐agency projects led by central government in Scotland intended to regenerate run‐down and deprived housing estates. They are multi‐sectoral projects but a large part of their agenda concerns housing. The Partnerships are explicitly based on the principle of resident involvement, taking lessons from previous projects. This paper examines one Partnership area, Ferguslie Park in Paisley where there had been a long tradition of resident involvement. It finds that in the early years of the Partnership the community was largely set aside while more powerful members of the Partnership pursued their own agendas. The reason for this is not simply that community interests were ignored, but that the political objectives of government, the complexity of the project and its timescale prevented meaningful local involvement.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kintrea, Professor Keith
Authors: Kintrea, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Housing Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN:0267-3037
ISSN (Online):1466-1810

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