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Skills for community-based action in the process of delivering housing market renewal

Kasim, Rozilah (2007) Skills for community-based action in the process of delivering housing market renewal. In: 7th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 27th-28th March 2007, University of Salford, UK.


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Purpose – to discuss the extent to which the present skills practice fits within the context of Housing Market Renewal initiative in supporting the benefits of the existing and future community within the Pathfinder areas. Housing Market Renewal (HMR) initiative is one of many strategies in the Sustainable Communities Plan (2003), introduced by the UK Government to deal with the housing market failure via tackling low demand and housing abandonment across England. Design/methodology/approach – this paper is centred on three key themes: the HMR and the Sustainable Communities Plan, an exploratory case study at the Elevate East Lancashire Pathfinder and the skills that are to be acquired by the key participants involved in the process of delivering HMR. Findings – the problem of housing market failure is not only an issue of the physical condition of housing but also other non-physical intervention factors such as social deprivation, economic and environmental issues that cause housing to become unpopular and deteriorate. The recent protests by the local residents within the Pathfinder schemes in the North West of England, suggesting a gap between the government’s intentions and community expectations. The conflict between the aspirations of the local community and the objectives of the HMR suggests that the participants involve in the process of delivering HMR need to focus on skills necessary for community-based action. Originality/value – the paper builds on established literature and generates debate on the additional skills that need to be acquired by the relevant participants involved in the process of delivering HMR.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: community-based action skills, housing market renewal, sustainable communities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Information Security
Depositing User: Norfauzan Md Sarwin
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 02:37
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:50
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/208
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