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Community Asset Transfer in England: Enabling innovation for social change, or perpetuating inequalities?

Title: Community Asset Transfer in England
Subtitle: Enabling innovation for social change, or perpetuating inequalities?
Subject Classification: Built Environment, Society and Culture, Politics and Government, Equality Diversity Inclusion, Community
BIC Classification: JF, JP, RP
BISAC Classification: POL026000, SOC000000, POL000000
Binding: Hardback, Paperback, ebook, pp.238
Publication date: 6th January 2022
ISBN (Hardback): 978-1-871891-61-4
ISBN (Paperback): 978-1-80441-209-1
ISBN (ebook): 

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Community Asset Transfer in England evaluates whether Community Asset Transfer (CAT), a mechanism for disposing of public property assets by selling, leasing or giving them to community organisations at less than market value, has any effect in reducing place-based inequalities. CATs are set into the context of both theory and policy.

Theoretical frameworks used to analyse the transfers include capability approaches and notions of social capital and social innovation. CATs are also considered in relation to other forms of community-led and asset-based development, as they can be seen as part of a historical continuum of social programmes and initiatives aimed at reducing poverty and regenerating deprived neighbourhoods.


Author: Dr. Amanda Briggs researches and teaches in regeneration, sustainability and urban design at the University of Manchester, UK. She is a director of Wainstalls Holdings, a publishing and education consultancy business. 


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