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Oases of excellence

This chapter describes a few outstanding examples of dreams that have been turned into reality. They include well-designed homes in successful, mixed tenure communities; housing co-operatives controlled by their resident members; and local communities who have campaigned to gain control over the future of their homes and neighbourhoods. The backgrounds are very different, but what they have in common is a vision of homes and communities where people are proud to live.