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Colville-Tavistock case study of 'spatial justice'

Extensive research of four decades in North Kensington points to a values-led impact analysis (VIA) that will aid communities and policy-makers and decision-takers to achieve improved justice outcomes from regeneration.The North Kensington case study of Colville-Tavistock cross-references

Liberalism’s deep values with regeneration vision and outcomes, through

the four-decade longitudinal study. The research offers a basis for appraising strategic

spatial interventions, with potential for a ‘values-led impact analysis’ in terms other than

financial: those of spatial justice values sought in a liberal democracy.

Expressing ethical values would shine a new clarity, for example, in

guiding spatial interventions into a more digitized culture with a values-led

understanding of spatial consequences from technological changes. A systematic

and effective approach for assessing spatial interventions through ‘value-based’

indicators – Values-led Impact Analysis (VIA) – would relate indicators to

programmes of spatial change through the filter of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This

quality standard for the degree of spatial justice being sought or achieved 

By defining a regeneration programme’s aspirations, where they are missing or reached, 

or what has or should be done to make ‘place’ meet Liberalism’s ‘justice as fairness’, a quality

standard for spatial justice is made tangible by assessing values through indicators.

At a different stage, objectives viewed through this values-led lens of VIA - a 'kite-mark' for spatial 

justice canempower communities in achieving improved outcomes from investments in their area

and support options for local autonomy with ‘place-led’ decisions having accountable

strategic institutions to mediate at the city-region and regional level. In post-completion

scenarios, this ‘kite-mark’ for the standard of justice outcomes in spatial

interventions would link the tangible with the intangibles, and would be useful when

investigating regeneration outcomes for ‘lessons learnt’