Despite the radical transformation of society associated with globalisation, shifting patterns of demography and the revolution in information and communication technologies over the last two decades, we remain profoundly attached to place in economic, social, cultural and emotional terms. The idea of sustainable place shaping has made its way to the heart of the debate on the form and delivery of integrated (economic development, planning, housing, regeneration, education, transport and health) policy for our neighbourhoods, towns, cities and regions. The delivery of policy for place shaping has become a far more complex cross-boundary and relational leadership task - and there is now a requirement for a refreshed approach to leadership development for collaborative learning and ‘associational’ working.
Going forward, what is needed is a more insightful and comprehensive conceptual framework related to the leadership of place that takes account of the paradigm shift occurring in economic development, planning and regeneration studies. Against this background, this timely book takes stock of the leadership literature and connects with the experience and views of those working in economic development, planning and regeneration. In this book we seek to enhance the discussion of these new leadership challenges.
This collection first appeared as a special issue of Policy Studies and is now published by kind permission in the Regional Studies Association book series, Regions and Cities.
Foreword: Placing leadership Keith Grint
1. Introduction: Leadership and place Chris Collinge, John Gibney and Chris Mabey
2. Connecting place, policy and leadership Chris Collinge and John Gibney
3. Leadership challenges in the inner city: planning for sustainable regeneration in Birmingham and Barcelona Austin Barber and Montserrat Pareja Eastaway
4. Neighbourhood regeneration and place leadership: lessons from Groningen and Birmingham David Mullins and Gerard van Bortel
5. Leadership of ‘subregional’ places in the context of growth Lisa Trickett and Peter Lee
6. Leadership of cluster policy: lessons from the Austrian province of Styria Stewart MacNeill and Michael Steiner
7. Place-renewing leadership: trajectories of change for mature manufacturing regions in Europe David Bailey, Marco Bellandi, Annalisa Caloffi and Lisa De Propris
8. Place-making and the limitations of spatial leadership: reflections on the Øresund Chris Collinge and John Gibney
9. Leadership of place in the rural periphery: lessons from Australia’s agricultural margins Michael Kroehn, Alaric Maude and Andrew Beer
10. Reflections on leadership and place Chris Mabey and Tim Freeman
In today’s globalised, knowledge-driven and networked world, regions and cities have assumed heightened significance as the interconnected nodes of economic, social and cultural production, and as sites of new modes of economic governance and policy experimentation. This book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities, and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development.
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