Historical review of place based approaches

This report presents the findings from an historical review of place based approaches to change.

The aim of this research was originally to help inform our thinking about the role Lankelly Chase could, and should play as a national foundation in supporting places to change the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage.

However, we hope the findings of this work will be of use to others in national roles, such as those within Foundations or in the Civil Service, who are thinking about approaches that are nationally driven but locally delivered.

It was commissioned by Lankelly Chase from the Institute of Voluntary Action Research (IVAR). It was written by Professor Marilyn Taylor and Eliza Buckley, based on research carried out by the authors and Dr Charlotte Hennessy. It provides an overview of analysis and learning from over 200 pieces of literature on place based approaches over the past 50 years – both government and
foundation-sponsored – mainly in the UK but also in the US, Europe, Canada and Australia.

If you would like to receive a copy of the exec summary please email communications@lankellychase.org.uk.

If you would like to read more about our work in Place click here.