|Title||Understanding community empowerment in urban regeneration and planning in England: putting policy and practice in context|
Community involvement in the fields of town planning and urban regeneration includes a wide range of opportunities for residents and service users to engage with networks, partnerships and centres of power. Both the terminology and degree of the transfer of power to citizens varies in different policy areas and contexts but five core objectives can be identified. This article approaches the subject of community empowerment by exploring the theoretical literature; reviewing recent policy pronouncements relating to community involvement in England and by discussing a recent case study of an Urban II project in London. The conclusions suggest that community empowerment is always likely to be partial and contingent on local circumstances and the wider context.
|Keywords||Urban regeneration, communities, empowerment|
|Journal||Planning Practice and Research|
|Journal citation||25 (3), pp. 317-332|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2010.503425|