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Localism and Neighbourhood Planning: Power to the People?

Sue Brownill and Quintin Bradley


Governments around the world are seeing the locality as a key arena for effecting changes in governance, restructuring state/civil society relations and achieving sustainable growth. This book critically analyses this shift towards localism in planning through exploring neighbourhood planning; one of the fastest growing, most popular and most contentious contemporary planning initiatives. Bringing together original empirical research with critical perspectives on governance and planning, the book engages with broader debates on the purposes of planning, the construction of active citizenship, ... More

Keywords: locality, governance, sustainable growth, localism, neighbourhood planning, active citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447329497
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447329497.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sue Brownill, editor
Oxford Brookes University

Quintin Bradley, editor
Leeds Beckett University

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One Introduction

Sue Brownill and Quintin Bradley

Four Neighbourhood planning and the spatial practices of localism

Quintin Bradley, Amy Burnett and William Sparling

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