Local Authority Devolution

3 August 2016

New possibilities for place-based leadership

On 22 July 2016 Oxford Civic Society organised a lecture by Professor Robin Hambleton (University of the West of England) as a contribution to the debate on local authority devolution in Oxfordshire. The lecture was followed by a chaired discussion. The seminar focussed on leadership, democracy and growth for Oxford and its region.

The lecture was based on Prof. Hambleton’s recent book “Leading the Inclusive City”, and on the report prepared for the Local Government Association “English Devolution – Learning lessons from International Models of Sub-National Governance”. Robin cited examples of successful city regeneration, following different patterns of leadership, including from Bristol, Melbourne and New York.

We have prepared a summary of the event which you can read here, and Robin has kindly allowed us to publish his lecture slides which you can download here(Note: If you get a warning about external links when you open this file, please just click ‘Cancel’ or ‘Ignore’. We can’t find any links to remove to prevent the warning!)

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