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Robin Hambleton


The Bristol One City Approach to city governance: New Civic Leadership in action (2020)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (2020). The Bristol One City Approach to city governance: New Civic Leadership in action. Urban Research and Practice, 13(2), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/17535069.2020.1752055

The One City Approach to city governance in Bristol, UK is designed to unify civic purpose in the city: it is ambitious, inclusive and innovative. In 2016 the new, directly elected Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, decided to work with a wide range of c... Read More about The Bristol One City Approach to city governance: New Civic Leadership in action.

What can local government learn from the coronavirus? (2020)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (2020). What can local government learn from the coronavirus?. Local Government Chronicle,

This short Opinion article for Local Government Chronicle praises the response of UK local government to the covid-19 pandemic. It goes on to discuss three questions that are important for future public policy: 1) Was our country ready for this onsl... Read More about What can local government learn from the coronavirus?.

Mayoral governance in Bristol: Has it made a difference? (2020)
Report
Sweeting, D., Hambleton, R., & Oliver, T. (2020). Mayoral governance in Bristol: Has it made a difference?. Bristol: PolicyBristol

This research report on the impact of mayoral governance in Bristol analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the mayoral model. Researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, Bristol have gathered data over an ei... Read More about Mayoral governance in Bristol: Has it made a difference?.

Leading the healthy city: Taking advantage of the power of place (2020)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (in press). Leading the healthy city: Taking advantage of the power of place. Cities and Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2019.1693793

Creating healthy cities requires the exercise of bold city and community leadership. However, our understanding of the role of local leadership, from inside and outside the state, in bringing about processes that can co-create healthy, just and sust... Read More about Leading the healthy city: Taking advantage of the power of place.

Debate: Researching directly elected mayors—key questions to address (2019)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (2020). Debate: Researching directly elected mayors—key questions to address. Public Money and Management, 40(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2019.1658998

The directly elected mayor model of governance is long established in many countries – for example, the USA and Japan. However, in some countries the model is fairly new. For example, in the UK there were no directly elected mayors until 2000 – tha... Read More about Debate: Researching directly elected mayors—key questions to address.

Rallying the power of place (2019)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (2019). Rallying the power of place. Local Government Chronicle, 30-31

This article, aimed at local governance policy-makers, outlines a new way of conceptualising local leadership, described as New Civic Leadership (NCL). NCL, which involves strong, place-based leadership acting to co-create new solutions to public pol... Read More about Rallying the power of place.

Place-based leadership beyond place: Exploring the international dimension of civic leadership (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Hambleton, R. (2019, June). Place-based leadership beyond place: Exploring the international dimension of civic leadership. Paper presented at City Futures IV 2019

A consequence of globalisation is that place-less leaders, meaning people who are not expected to care about the consequences of their decisions for particular places and communities, have gained extraordinary power and influence. This paper explore... Read More about Place-based leadership beyond place: Exploring the international dimension of civic leadership.

The New Civic Leadership: Place and the co-creation of public innovation (2019)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (2019). The New Civic Leadership: Place and the co-creation of public innovation. Public Money and Management, 39(4), 271-279. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2019.1592908

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. 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 t... Read More about The New Civic Leadership: Place and the co-creation of public innovation.

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