Conceptualising Regeneration: The New Deal for Communities in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Author(s)Dargan L
Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference NamePlanning Research Conference
Conference LocationOxford Brookes University
Year of Conference2003
Source Publication Date8-10 April 2003
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The New Deal for Communities (NDC), is New Labour’s flagship area-based regeneration initiative. It has been hailed by the Government as a distinctively ‘new’ approach to tackling deprivation, which allows local actors the freedom to set their own agenda for regeneration. The paper examines the ways in which local actors involved in an NDC partnership formulate their understandings of regeneration. It finds that ‘regeneration’ is a term that has been taken up and used by local actors who have not considered its meaning in any substantive depth, which calls into question the extent to which New Labour’s approach to regeneration can be genuinely community-led.