The Bristol Civic Leadership Project is a research collaboration between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol, and is supported by Bristol City Council. It commenced in 2012, prompted by the introduction of a mayoral system of governance in the city, and has received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, and Bristol City Council. It has led to the production of policy-focused reports and academic outputs, and enabled the researchers involved to contribute to a variety of events in Bristol and beyond.
The latest Policy Report from the Bristol Civic Leadership Project is titled Mayoral governance in Bristol: Has it made a difference? Published in March 2020, it shows that mayoral governance in Bristol has boosted the visibility of city leadership and that it has helped to promote Bristol on the national and international stage. However, it also suggests that the mayoral model of governance in Bristol is not perfect and can be improved. The report is available here: Bristol civic leadership project policy report 16 March 2020
New book published on civic leadership
A new book – Cities and communities beyond COVID-19 – includes an assessment of the Bristol One City Approach. For more information see the news section.