Swimming against the tide: a study of a neighbourhood trying to rediscover its ‘reason for being’– the case of South Bank, Redcar and Cleveland.

McGuinness, David, Greenhalgh, Paul and Davidson, Gill (2012) Swimming against the tide: a study of a neighbourhood trying to rediscover its ‘reason for being’– the case of South Bank, Redcar and Cleveland. Local Economy, 27 (3). pp. 251-264. ISSN 0269-0942

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269094211434492

Abstract

Many of the programmes and initiatives to regenerate deprived neighbourhoods appear to have had limited lasting impact. It has been argued that one reason for this is that we still have little real understanding of the nature and scale of the problems some communities face (Bernt, 2009). This article attempts to add to our knowledge through close study of an area with multiple problems and a history of failed regeneration attempts. An in-depth case study, undertaken to explore the current situation and future prospects of South Bank, a small neighbourhood in the North East of England, highlights transferable knowledge which may be applied to other regeneration areas.
The analysis considers the nature and consequences of industrial decline; entrenched deprivation; the stigmatization of communities; the value of community consultation and the potential impact of retail-led regeneration. We question whether negative stigma attached to places can be changed and we ask what the future may hold for deprived communities now that public sector funding has largely dried up, and we consider an alternative approach: the potential impacts of private sector retail-led regeneration in the absence of public sector funding.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Local Economy May 2012 available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1177/0269094211434492 [copyright Taylor and Francis]
Uncontrolled Keywords: community consultation, deprived areas, eco-homes, managed decline, retail-led regeneration, urban regeneration
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: David Mcguinness
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 09:05
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 20:35
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5705

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