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Mapping the community-based action model for professional skills and competences in housing market renewal

R. , Kasim and K. , Alexander and J. , Hudson Mapping the community-based action model for professional skills and competences in housing market renewal. In: 7th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment.


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After two years of being implemented, Housing Market Renewal (HMR) via its Pathfinder organisation has recognised that housing market failure is not only central to the physical development of housing. Rather it is about non-housing intervention factors such as social deprivation, economic and environmental issues that cause housing to be unpopular and deteriorated. The aspirations of local community also need to be investigated as the recent protest by the local residents within the Pathfinder scheme in the North England suggesting a gap between professional intentions and community expectations. The conflict between the aspirations of the local community and the objectives of the HMR Plan suggests that HMR professionals need to highlight issues on skills necessary for community-based actions. This paper aims to look at what building sustainable communities really means for low housing demand in the Pathfinder areas. It leads to the development of community-based action model that recognises additional skills needs for delivering HMR from the Pathfinder organisation perspective. The development of proposed model assists the researcher to answer part of the research questions: What are the additional skills and competences that need to be acquired by the employees of Pathfinder organisation necessary to deliver Housing Market Renewal?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: community-based action skills and competencies; professional competences; housing market renewal; sustainable communities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 04:46
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/266
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