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Leading the inclusive city: Place-based innovation for a bounded planet

Robin Hambleton


Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. This engaging book rejects this gloomy prognosis and argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban future in accordance with progressive values – advancing social justice, promoting care for the environment and bolstering community empowerment. As well as explaining the importance of strengthening place-based leadership, so that local communities can resist the intrusions of place-less power, the book presents seventeen Innovatio ... More

Keywords: community empowerment, leadership, local democracy, inclusion, inequality, innovation, justice, place-based leadership, social innovation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447304975
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447304975.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Hambleton, author
University of the West of England, UK