Tag Archives: centralisation

What Bristol tells us about how to lead cities

Robin Hambleton comments on lessons from Bristol for other cities in England.  First published on the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) website on 31 March 2015 he suggests that the centralisation of power in Whitehall is holding cities back.

http://www.rtpi.org.uk/briefing-room/rtpi-blog/what-bristol-tells-us-about-how-to-lead-cities/

Devo Manc and the Osbornification of public policy

Far from being a positive example of decentralisation, Robin Hambleton argues that George Osborne’s proposals for ‘devo Manc’ are the latest example of ‘centralisation on steroids’.
You can read the argument in full on the LSE British Politics and Policy blog.