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Ageing in urban neighbourhoods : place attachment and social exclusion /

by Smith, Allison E.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2009Description: vi, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-236) and index.Summary: Many western nations have experienced a rise in the number of marginalised and deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Despite a plethora of research focused on these areas, there remain few studies that have sought to capture the 'optimality' of ageing in place in such places. In particular, little is known about why some older people desire to age in place despite multiple risks in their neighbourhood and why others reject ageing in place. Given the growth in both the ageing of the population and policy interest in the cohesion and sustainability of neighbourhoods there is an urgent need to better understand the experience of ageing in marginalised locations.This book aims to address the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhood and in so doing progress what critics have referred to as the languishing state of environmental gerontology. The author examines new cross-national research with older people in deprived urban neighbourhoods and suggests a rethinking and refocusing of the older person's relationship with place. Impact on policy and future research are also discussed. This book will be relevant to academics, students, architects, city planners and policy makers with an interest in environmental gerontology, social exclusion, urban sustainability and design of the built environment. ; Contents: 1.Introduction -- 2.Environmental gerontology -- 3.Urban ageing -- 4.Skid row? : area profiles -- 5.Ageing in deprived neighbourhoods -- 6.Reconceptualising the person-environment relationship -- 7.The way forward - building sustainability -- 8.Influences, opportunities and challenges -- 9.Conclusion -- App. A Summary of participant characteristics -- App. B Short biographies of participants in Manchester and Vancouver -- App. C Mrs MacDougall's short story.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building resilience: how the urban poor can drive climate adaptation /

by Swalheim, Sarah | Dodman, David.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Institute for Environment and Development 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Adaptation ? preparing for and coping with climate impacts ? is now a key issue in climate negotiations. This is real progress from a decade ago, when mitigation alone dominated the climate agenda. But adaptation itself needs to move on. The 900 million urban dwellers living in poverty worldwide will likely be among the worst affected by climate change, yet they hardly feature in adaptation policies and practices. These people, most living in the world?s poorer countries, urgently need efficient, cost-effective solutions. Community-based adaption is one.Now widely used in rural areas, CBA allows local people to identify and address adaptation issues, building a lasting legacy of skills and ownership. But for CBA to work in urban areas, adaptation funding needs to reach the grassroots organisations and city governments that will initiate and deliver it.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Financial exclusion and the poverty trap : overcoming deprivation in the inner city /

by Lenton, Pamela | Mosley, Paul.

Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon Routledge 2011Description: xv, 214 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Other title: Routledge advances in social economics ; no. 17.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: The persistence of poverty hurts us all, and attacking poverty is a major policy objective everywhere. In Britain, the main political parties have an anti-poverty mandate and in particular an agreed commitment to eliminate child poverty by 2020, but there is controversy over how this should be done. This book addresses one of the main causes of poverty, financial exclusion -- the inability to access finance from the high-street banks. People on low or irregular incomes typically have to resort to loan sharks, 'doorstep lenders' and other informal credit sources, a predicament which makes escape from the poverty trap doubly difficult. Over the last fifteen years, a strategy of breaking down the poverty trap has been implemented, known in the UK as community development financial institutions (CDFIs), typically non-profit lending institutions focussed on the financially excluded, and seeking to learn from the achievements of microfinance around the world. Focussing on the period 2007-09, during which the UK went into a global recession, this book investigates how CDFIs work and how well they have helped low-income people and businesses to weather that recession. Based on a study of eight CDFIs in four UK cities, we ask: what ideas for overcoming financial exclusion have worked well, and which have worked badly? What can we learn from the experience of these CDFIs which can help reduce poverty in this country and globally? We assess the impact of CDFIs using a range of indicators (including income, assets, education, health) and ask what changes in policy by both CDFIs and government agencies (for example, benefits agencies) might be able to increase impact. Some of the key lessons are: CDFIs need to work with appropriate partners to build up savings capacity in their clients; the community environment is vital in determining who escapes from the poverty trap; and CDFIs can never function properly unless they learn how to control their overdue debts. This book will be vital reading for those concerned with social policy, microfinance and anti-poverty policies in industrialised countries and around the world. ; Contents: Introduction -- Scope and method -- Financial performance of CDFIs -- CDFI clients : impacts on individuals -- Community-level impacts -- Fiscal impact -- Where next?.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Measuring social capital in a known disadvantaged urban community : health policy implications. /

by Taylor, Anne W | Williams, Carmel | Dal Grande, Eleonora.

Publisher: 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:25:41 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Monitoring success in choice neighborhoods : A proposed approach to performance measurement /

by Smith, Robin | The Urban Institute | Kingsley, G. Thomas | Cunningham, Mary | Popkin, Susan | Dumlao, Kassie | Ellen, Ingrid Gould | Joseph, Mark.

Publisher: Washington, DC The Urban Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010Summary: This 50-page paper considers how to effectively evaluate outcomes and measure success in comprehensive community transformation efforts like Choice Neighborhoods. The Choice Neighborhoods Initiative proposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is intended to transform neighborhoods of extreme poverty and severely distressed housing into revitalized mixed-income communitiesAvailability: (1)

Multiple generation disadvantage: how communities affect the outcomes of different generations /

by Tanton, Robert | University of Canberra. National Centre for Social and conomic Modelling | Gong, Honge (Cathy) | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. NATSEM 2011Description: PDF.Other title: NATSEM Working Paper 11/05.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p.12-14Summary: Intergenerational disadvantage has been defined as 'disadvantage induced by the attitudes, social circumstances or economic limitations of a person's parents'. This disadvantage could be in terms of poverty, labour force, or lack of access to opportunities that other children may have. One of the limitations of this concept is that it only takes into account direct family, so it is only how a person's parents affect their disadvantage. However, we know that the local community also affects disadvantage, and that disadvantage tends to cluster. The obvious question that this paper tries to answer is do areas with high levels of disadvantage have high levels of disadvantage for all age groups in the area? Or are there areas where a high proportion of disadvantaged elderly people and a low proportion of disadvantage children live? And where are these areas (eg, rural/regional areas, capital cities, inner urban areas)...SummaryAvailability: (1)

Poverty, social exclusion and neighbourhood : studying the area bases of social exclusion. /

by Glennerster, Howard | Lupton, Ruth | Noden, Philip | Power, Anne.

Publisher: London, U.K.Website : 1999Description: 45 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Remaking community? : New Labour and the governance of poor neighbourhoods /

by Wallace, Andrew.

Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT Ashgate Publishing Co 2010Description: 159 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction -- New Labour, new welfare citizens -- Local governance and new deal for communities -- Contesting community -- Questioning agency -- Understanding exclusion -- Ensnared citizens -- Concluding thoughtsSummary: Remaking Community addresses the interlinking uses of community in government rhetoric and practice. It explores why this concept was so central to the British New Labour governing project and what it meant for individuals enveloped in the 'regeneration' of their citizenship and locality. It seeks to understand how community is conceptualised, applied, constructed, misunderstood, exploited, experienced, contested, mobilised and activated by both policy actors and neighbourhood residents and situates this discussion within an examination of the political, emotional and cultural impact of the regeneration experience. Offering a timely analysis of New Labour, regeneration and the politics of community, this book makes an original and important contribution to debates around new spaces of governance, citizen participation and the tackling social exclusion in poor neighbourhoods.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social exclusion and the future of cities. /

by Power, Anne | Wilson, William Julius.

Description: 31 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:47 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The enduring challenge of concentrated poverty in America : case studies from communities across America. /

by Berube, Alan (ed.) | Kneebone, Elizabeth (ed.).

Publisher: Washington, DC The Brookings Institution 2008Description: PDF.Summary: "This two-year study profiles 16 high-poverty communities across the United States, investigating the historical and contemporary factors associated with their high levels of economic distress. The report is the first to analyze concentrated poverty and its impacts across the wide range of community types in which it occurs - urban, small city, and rural; white, black, Latino, and Native American; growing and declining; and every region of the United States. It finds that all of these communities face obstacles related to under-performing local schools and low adult labor market skills; insufficient quality and diversity of housing; lack of mainstream commercial investment; and the limited capacity of local public, private, and non-profit organizations to navigate this suite of challenges. Strategies to help both poor places and the people who live within them are needed to tackle the double burden of concentrated poverty in America today." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The macro economy and the growth of ghettos and urban poverty in Australia. /

by Gregory, R. G | Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research | Hunter, Boyd.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University, Centre for Economic Policy Research 1995Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented as the National Press Club Telecom address, Wednesday, 26 April 1995 .--tp. April 1995Availability: (1)

The truly disadvantaged: the inner city, the underclass and public policy. /

by Wilson, William J.

Publisher: Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 1987Description: 254 p. Bibliography: p. 225-247. Index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

When work disappears : new implications for race and urban poverty in the global economy. /

by Wilson, William Julius.

Publisher: London, U.K. 1998Description: 23 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:25 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: (1)

When work disappears : the world of the new urban poor. /

by Wilson, William J.

Publisher: New York, NY Knopf : Distributed by Random House, Inc., 1996Description: xxiii, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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