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Hamra Prosperity

About the study

Prosperity in east London 2021-2031 is a 10-year mixed-methods study tracing the effects of large-scale and long-term urban regeneration on local communities in east London. The study has been funded and co-designed with the London Prosperity Board. Drawing on 3 waves of Citizen Prosperity Index household surveys and citizen-led qualitative research, the study aims to examine how regeneration affects the prosperity of people from different backgrounds and neighbourhoods in the long-term, asking:

1.Who benefits and how?

2.What are the obstacles to prosperity for different groups?

3.What does prosperity mean to local communities?

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Understanding prosperity across 15 areas in east London

Our research aims to examine the experiences of households in 15 areas that are part of, or neighbour, large-scale and long-term strategic regeneration programmes.

The 15 areas in the study have been selected because they include ‘established’ low-income communities - places where households experience multiple forms of deprivation and inequality, as well as ‘new’ mixed-income communities - places where new housing development and job opportunities are attracting new residents.


Tracking what matters to local communities

The 'Prosperity in east London 2021-2031' study is the first longitudinal study in the UK to use the Institute for Global Prosperity’s Citizen Prosperity Index: a new way of measuring prosperity that reports on what matters to local communities.


Unlike most indicators and metrics that are decided by experts in government, universities or business, and assumed to be relevant to communities everywhere, the Citizen Prosperity Index was co-designed with a team of citizen social scientists based on in-depth qualitative research about lived experiences and local determinants of prosperity in east London.

Citizens leading research on lived experiences of regeneration

Prosperity in east London 2021-2031 equips local residents with the tools to examine prosperity in their communities, producing citizen-centred insights on people’s lived experiences of regeneration. Through UCL’s Citizen Science Academy, they are employed as citizen social scientists and receive practice-led training on research design, ethics, qualitative data collection, public speaking, and social impact strategies.

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