Exploring the role and presence of developers in the ‘Big Society’: a case study of the Lyvennet community development project

Mirikwe, Danie Meya (2013) Exploring the role and presence of developers in the ‘Big Society’: a case study of the Lyvennet community development project. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this dissertation was to explore and develop an understanding of the impact that the Big Society ethos has had on the influence of local communities and to gauge what affect this has had on developer practice and the development process.
    The target participants of the research were the local community of Lyvennet, as the study closely analysed the case of the Lyvennet community development project to get a better grasp of the Big Society ethos in action. Questionnaires were given to 33 people within the Lyvennet local community. Other subjects that participated in the research were the Eden Council Leader, a Lyvennet Community Trust member, a pressure group representative and four developers. They were each given interviews comprising of five questions.
    Based upon the findings of the research, it is recommended that more of a concerted effort should go into clarifying the objectives of the Big Society, as well as the role of supporting legislation in helping to make the underlying ideals of the ethos a reality. An area for future research could be to explore whether the anticipated changes identified by the study have taken place and what developers have done to adapt in accordance with the changes.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2014 09:09
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:39
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15183

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