B24: Inclusive Regeneration

13th July 2004.

Investment in regeneration initiatives over the past 30 years has resulted in millions of pounds going into poor and deprived communities without, in some areas any discernible return.  Part of the problem is that regeneration has failed to be all-encompassing in its inclusivity.  It is for this reason that regeneration has failed to meet the challenges set by deprived communities.

Developing inclusive approaches to regeneration is a high priority for government, local authorities and voluntary and community groups alike. Policy is unlikely to achieve its aims of greater inclusion unless matched by a full understanding of the diversity of experience within regeneration areas, and an appreciation of the strategies necessary to ensure regeneration benefits all. This CLES Bulletin will explore themes of diversity and social inclusion within regeneration programmes.