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Mixed Communities

Evidence Review

There are a number of reasons why mixed communities might be attractive: to promote a more egalitarian or socially cohesive society; to encourage racial or religious integration; and to create more ‘workable’ or ‘sustainable’ communities. The focus in this paper is on whether encouraging more mixed communities is an appropriate strategy for the regeneration of disadvantaged neighbourhoods relative to other more ‘traditional’ forms of renewal and relative to ‘doing nothing’.