Nurse, A and Pemberton, S (2010) Local Area Agreements as a tool for addressing deprivation within UK cities. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 4 (2). 158 - 167 (9). ISSN 1752-9638

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Despite a plethora of urban regeneration interventions introduced by UK Governments over the last 20 years, variation remains in respect of levels of deprivation that exist within many urban areas. This paper focuses on the extent to which Local Area Agreements (LAAs) — as a new management tool for addressing local needs through collaborative working — are able to identify and respond to such variation in the UK. The research highlights that LAAs’ ‘management by targets’ approach, where localities are required to select, negotiate and implement a relatively small number of centrally driven indicators and outcomes in order to improve performance, may not be fully conducive to addressing variations in levels of deprivation. In turn, the paper compares/contrasts similar approaches elsewhere in the world and, in so doing, draws out a number of wider ‘lessons’ for enhancing innovation and knowledge exchange in urban regeneration management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Local Area Agreements; Urban deprivation; innovative practice; management by targets
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 11:07
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 13:54

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