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Divided City? The value of mixed communities in expensive neighbourhoods
Katie Bates, Laura Lane, Anne Power and Nicola Serle
Headlines:  Octavia Housing, a long-established social landlord in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster, provides low cost rented homes to low-income local residents in high-cost areas. In doing so it helps to overc...Read more...
10 July 2013
SPCC Research Note
Low-demand Housing and Unpopular Neighbourhoods Under Labour
Alex Fenton and Ruth Lupton
When the last Labour government took office in 1997, pledging to combat social exclusion, renew neighbourhoods and eliminate ‘no-go’ areas, a critical issue was to address the phenomenon of ‘low-demand’ housing and unpop...Read more...
25 June 2013
SPCC Research Note
Urban Area and Hinterland: Defining Large Cities in England, Scotland and Wales in terms of their constituent neighbourhoods
This note describes a method for defining the 'core urban area' and 'hinterland' of large and metropolitan cities in Britain. The definitions are made in terms of small-area ('neighbourhood') geographies used in standard...Read more...
24 June 2013
Small-area measures of income poverty
This paper considers techniques for measuring the prevalence of income poverty within small areas, or “neighbourhoods”, in Britain. The ultimate purpose is applying such statistics to investigating how the micro-spatial ...Read more...
20 May 2013
Neighbourhood Management and the Future of Urban Areas
This paper is about low-income neighbourhoods, their organisation and management. It is not a study in deprivation, but is about problem-solving, about the reforms in delivery underway in Britain, about long run attempts...Read more...
Schools in Disadvantaged Areas: Recognising context and raising quality
Both educational attainment and school quality are typically lower in disadvantaged areas than others and much recent policy attention has been focused on each. This paper looks at the quality problem, exploring the rela...Read more...
Is Targeting Deprived Areas an Effective Means to Reach Poor People? An assessment of one rationale for area-based funding programmes
Rebecca Tunstall and Ruth Lupton
Area-based programmes have long been a feature of urban policy in the UK. One rationale is that they are an effective means to target poor people. Area deprivation indices are used to identify areas for targeting. This p...Read more...
Satisfaction and Expectations: Attitudes to public services in deprived areas
Based on outcomes for residents and qualitative studies, it is widely thought that public services meet the needs of residents less well in deprived areas, and that this is due to both the demands placed on services bein...Read more...
Anne Power and Emmet Bergin
The way we run urban neighbourhoods in Britain is a key to reversing social exclusion, crime and poor performance on almost every front in our cities. This study for the Social Exclusion Unit of seven models of neighbour...Read more...
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Neighbourhood: Studying the area bases of social exclusion
Howard Glennerster, Ruth Lupton, Philip Noden and Anne Power
Are-based policies have become a significant part of the new Labour Government's approach to tackling social exclusion. This paper reviews the long-running debate about whether area-based policies can make a significant ...Read more...