A new report, comparing the ‘Big New Expensive Buildings’ approach to regeneration with genuine bottom-up community-led regeneration, in terms of tangible long-term rewards for local residents…

“Public agencies may have been spending regeneration money on the wrong things […] Research by the Chamberlain Forum into regeneration investment in Birmingham [ commissioned by Advantage West Midlands and Birmingham Council ] shows places that benefited from modest but well-targeted community initiatives experienced some of the biggest growth in property values over the past ten years.”

Nothing about it on the Forum’s website yet, but hopefully it’ll be there in a day or two.