Poverty, place and inequality

Victoria Pinoncely, Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Poverty, place and inequality – a policy paper

Byker Wall in Newcastle

Image courtesy of RTPI

Publication date: May 2016
Ranking: useful

The paper puts forward the idea that place-based approaches are the best way tackle poverty and inequality.

In their words:

“This means understanding how better built environments and stronger place-based initiatives can support and promote employment, educational achievement, better health and improved social mobility.

To a large extent, current approaches to poverty reduction have been informed by an individualised rather than broader environmental perspective. Despite a widespread recognition that deprivation goes well beyond differences in income, for example to include educational opportunity and housing options, and that these wider factors can in turn impact on people’s ability to find work or stay healthy, recent policy has largely neglected the importance of the local environment in determining, shaping, and sometimes reinforcing deprivation.”

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