Case Study 4: Participation in an ‘Action Area’
Our final case study is concerned with an area whose future appears to rest with the efficacy of policies by which older homes are improved and maintained with grant aid to prevent their decay and obsolescence. As our case study will show a key to the success of such policies is as much a matter of confidence as it is of the availability of sufficient resources; and in attaining confidence the ability of residents to participate in the replanning of the neighbourhood will play an important part. So this case study looks in detail at the attempts of residents to participate and at the effects and consequences of their participation.
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