Neighbourhood Management

Neighbourhood management is a methodology often used in low-income neighbourhoods, involving improvement and organization of the provision of services in a community as well as the maintenance and repair of infrastructure and conditions.

Problems and Purpose

Originating in the United Kingdom, neighbourhood management "involves the organisation, supervision and delivery of goods and services, the maintenance and enforcement of reasonable standards of repair, maintenance, supervision and provision of acceptable environmental conditions within agreed lines of control and accountability."[1]

Neighbourhood management has been used primarily in low-income neighbourhoods as a way to reform service delivery, improve living conditions and build community capacity. The process is fundamentally participatory in that it involves community members directly in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of services and infrastructure.

Origins and Development

Participant Recruitment and Selection

How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also

Makoko Sustainable Regeneration Plan 


[1] Neighbourhood Management and the Future of Urban Areas (LSE Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion):

[2] Tackling Social Exclusion at the Local Level: Neighbourhood Management (Joseph Rowntree Foundation):

External Links

Neighbourhood Management by Anne Power and Emmet Bergin

Neighbourhood Management and the Future of Urban Areas

A Rough Guide to Neighbourhood Management

Neighbourhood Management - LSE STICERD Research Paper No. CASE031

Modernization, Neighbourhood Management and Social Inclusion

From Neighbourhood Governance to Neighbourhood Management: A ‘Roll-Out’ Neo-Liberal Design for Devolved Governance in the United Kingdom?