Tag Archives: Local democracy

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/

Leading the Inclusive City

In a new, international book Robin Hambleton examines the role of civic leadership in fostering the creation of inclusive cities.  The analysis presented in Leading the Inclusive City suggests that place-based leadership can make an important difference to the quality of life in a city, notwithstanding the pressures of global forces.  Innovation Story 2 in the book, which draws on the Bristol Civic Leadership Project research, provides insights on the impact of the mayoral model of governance in Bristol.  More information:

http://www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?K=9781447304968

Talking about mayors

This week David joined Alex for the first of his Policy Unpacked podcasts. The discussion focused on elected mayors. You can listen to the discussion here.

The future of local democracy

On Monday 5th November, an event entitled The future of local democracy was held to open the Thinking Futures Festival of Social Sciences & Law at the University of Bristol. Continue reading