Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Leading the inclusive cityPlace-based innovation for a bounded planet$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Robin Hambleton

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447304975

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447304975.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Place-based leadership and the inclusive city

Place-based leadership and the inclusive city

Chapter:
(p.2) (p.3) Chapter 1 Place-based leadership and the inclusive city
Source:
Leading the inclusive city
Author(s):

Robin Hambleton

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447304975.003.0001

This chapter outlines the whole argument of the book. It introduces the intellectual framework and the main themes. Derived from social learning theory, the framework resembles the approach to place-based leadership recommended by the author. Successful leadership starts from an accurate diagnosis, uses appropriate concepts, takes action and constantly learns from that action. Key elements in this chapter are: a definition of the inclusive city; a discussion of the limits of markets; an exploration of the role of place in public policy; the changing nature of public leadership and city management; the importance of innovation in public management; power in modern society; and the interplay between the individual, society and nature. The discussion also explains how the nature of scholarship is changing. New forms of ‘engaged scholarship’, involving academics and practitioners co-creating new knowledge, hold out great promise. The author introduces the idea of an Innovation Story which is a short structured narrative describing an example of bold place-based action. Such stories throw light no how change was brought about and tries to identify leadership lessons for others. The chapter explains how societies need to develop place-based leadership in order to confront place-less power.

Keywords:   city management, inclusive city, innovation, local democracy, place-based leadership, scholarship, urban government

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.