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The New Civic Leadership: Place and the co-creation of public innovation

Hambleton, Robin



This paper discusses the role of place-based leadership in stimulating the co-creation of inclusive public services and outcomes. A conceptual framework, designed to illuminate the forces shaping the power of place, and to provide a fresh way of envisaging the nature of modern local leadership and public management, is presented. This New Civic Leadership (NCL) framework, one that can be contrasted with the outdated idea of New Public Management (NPM), is being used by Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, to guide the development of the City Office approach to urban governance in Bristol, UK. This effort to unite public purpose in a city is discussed, and emerging themes relating to the role of place-based leadership in spurring new ways of co-creating public service futures are explored.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2019
Journal Public Money & Management
Print ISSN 0954-0962
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Issue 4
Pages 271-279
Institution Citation Hambleton, R. (2019). The New Civic Leadership: Place and the co-creation of public innovation. Public Money and Management, 39(4), 271-279.
Keywords co-creation, collaborative governance, innovation in public management, leadership, local governance, New Civic Leadership (NCL), place
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Public Money & Management on 11th April 2019, available online: