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URBAN REGENERATION NEEDS TO TACKLE CYCLE OF DECLINE

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The issue of urban regeneration is examined in two Guardian articles (Society, p6) - one highlighting efforts on a ...
The issue of urban regeneration is examined in two Guardian articles (Society, p6) - one highlighting efforts on a Bradford housing estate to recreate the type of caring community of yesteryear.

Tenants of the Manningham Housing Association's newest estate were only allowed to move in after signing a 'mutual aid' compact - the first of its kind - binding them to 'get to know' their neighbours, offer 'practical support' and maintain 'respect for other people's different cultures and lifestyles'.

The other article reports on the government's intention to implement its 17 pathfinder schemes for the 'New Deal for Communities'. The article concludes that housing managers need a new mindset. Telling people where and with whom they can live should be curtailed.

It concludes that to maintain schemes such as the Manningham Housing Association plan neighbourhood wardens could co-ordinate offers of voluntary help with those that needed it. They could promote pro-social behaviour, not just deter anti-social behaviour.
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