The renewal of urban neighbourhoods

12th September 2005.

Three thousand neighbourhoods in Britain are now excluded according to research by the government’s Social Exclusion Unit. Each urban area has its share. This represents a huge national and local problem which has been getting worse and, unless tackled, will undermine efforts to guarantee a wider urban renaissance. A major question for the coming years is: ‘How can these neighbourhoods be turned from places of despair into flourishing ones full of hope?’