Deprivation Indices and Urban Regeneration Policy

  • Brian Robson (Participant)
  • Michael Bradford (Participant)

Impact: Environmental impacts, Economic impacts, Societal impacts


Research at the Centre for Urban Policy Studies (CUPS) at the University of Manchester (UoM)
has contributed significantly to the improvement and targeting of resources to deprived urban
areas. Through the development of a matrix approach, this work has both informed and
transformed the UK Government’s ‘deprivation index’, the measure used to direct resources to
areas most in need. More recently, a functional typology for use in the classification of deprived
neighbourhoods has been developed. This was subsequently used by central government, local
authorities and city-regions to better inform the nature and scope of regeneration initiatives.
Impact date2014
Category of impactEnvironmental impacts, Economic impacts, Societal impacts
Impact levelBenefit