CLES Chief Executive jointly authors publication on World Towns Framework

CLES Chief Executive Neil McInroy has jointly authored a paper – ‘The World Towns Framework: a call to action.’

The paper presents the background to the development of the World Towns’ Framework, developed in June 2016 at the inaugural World Towns Leadership Summit in Scotland. It also provides an academic underpinning to the four pillars of the agreement; a unique sense of identity and place, economy, leadership and citizenship and environment.

Written by a range of academics and practitioners from Manchester, Edinburgh and Stirling, the paper ends with a call to action for practitioners, policymakers and organisations providing support to people in places who want to contribute to the development of the Framework and adopt it.