B68: Understanding public sector investment in a place and its impact upon communities

28th July 2009.

Twelve years ago the New Labour Government was elected into power, providing hope within their Manifesto for a more decentralised system of governance, promising the active engagement of local government so that local people could have more say over the issues that affect them in their communities.

These twin issues of devolution of power to the locality and the empowerment of local communities have driven a myriad of policy agenda and initiatives in recent years. This Bulletin looks at two areas of contemporary policy which links these issues, specifically: The Place Survey and the concept of Total Place.