Local governance: where next?

17th May 2012.

Relationships need to be between the centre and local when it comes to place making and determining who needs to play a role at the local level. Do we need a local figurehead or do we just need more mature relationships? Can we have one size fits all approaches to economic governance? Are certain mechanisms of governance just suited to particular types of place?

In this Bulletin, we explore governance mechanisms around the following relationships:

  • local governance – what has been the outcome of the mayoral debate and what powers do local authorities have when it comes to place making?
  • local/local – how are Local Enterprise Partnerships and other city or sub-regional structures influencing place making?
  • local/central – what is the central understanding of place and where does change need to be implemented?