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A major new report launches today, Monday 20 September 2021. The report, which PlaceShapers have been heavily involved with, will focus on renewing and regenerating ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods.
The commission into prosperity and community placemaking, which is chaired by Toby Lloyd, former special adviser to Prime Minister Theresa May, was set up a year ago to promote the best ideas for regeneration and ensure that the ‘levelling up’ agenda delivers on the government’s promises. It has spent a year gathering ideas and evidence from frontline community organisations and experts from around the country – captured in a sixteen detailed case studies and multiple points of evidence. The case studies include Livin Housing’s estate regeneration at York Hill, Spennymoor, County Durham.
Rachael Orr, CEO PlaceShapers, Paul Fiddaman CEO Karbon Homes & PlaceShapers Board member and Gareth Swarbrick CEO Rochdale Boroughwide Housing have all been heavily involved in the report as commissioners
Homes and neighbourhoods are at the heart of this. With social landlords identified as key actor within communities.
The report calls for: