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

Hambleton, Robin


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. This international and comparative book, written by an experienced author, shows how inspirational civic leaders are making a major difference in cities across the world. The analysis provides practical lessons for local leaders and a significant contribution to thinking on public service innovation for anyone who wants to change urban society for the better.


Hambleton, R. (2015). Leading the inclusive city. Place-based innovation for a bounded planet. Bristol: Policy Press

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
ISBN 9781447304968
Keywords leadership, inclusive cities, green cities, local government, public management, urban politics, community activism, innovation
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