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Greg Clark should return to his old devolution diagnosis (2022)
Digital Artefact
Hambleton, R. (in press). Greg Clark should return to his old devolution diagnosis. [Online]

This short Opinion article is a contribution to the so-called 'levelling up' debate in the UK. In early July 2022 the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP was appointed to the post of Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. The article remind... Read More about Greg Clark should return to his old devolution diagnosis.

Successful public protest (2022)
Digital Artefact
Hambleton, R. (in press). Successful public protest. [Online article]

In June 2020 the toppling of the statue of Edward Colston, a prolific Bristol slave trader, attracted international headlines. This short article follows up on this remarkable event and discusses the trial, in January 2022, of the four anti-racism c... Read More about Successful public protest.

From the guttermost to the uttermost and back (2022)
Journal Article
Greed, C. (in press). From the guttermost to the uttermost and back. Town Planning Review, https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2021.51

This article comprises an auto-ethnography of my life’s journey: I entered town planning fifty years ago and am now over seventy. It is a personal testimony of how my social class, gender, religion, education, personal characteristics, family and inn... Read More about From the guttermost to the uttermost and back.

Systematic review of the health and equity impacts of remediation and redevelopment of contaminated sites (2022)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D., Bray, I., Baranyi, G., Braubach, M., & Netanyanhu, S. (2022). Systematic review of the health and equity impacts of remediation and redevelopment of contaminated sites. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(9), 5278. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19095278

(1) Background: Globally there is a vast legacy of contaminated sites from past industrial, commercial and military activity, waste disposal, and mineral extraction. This review examined the extent to which the remediation of contaminated sites reduc... Read More about Systematic review of the health and equity impacts of remediation and redevelopment of contaminated sites.

What does direct election deliver? (2022)
Digital Artefact
Hambleton, R. (in press). What does direct election deliver?. [Online publication]

This short article for the Bristol Ideas website is a contribution to the public debate about whether or not to retain the directly elected mayor model of governance in our city. It explains how the direct election process has three main benefits.

The Bristol referendum 2022: Thinking through the options (2022)
Digital Artefact
Hambleton, R., Sweeting, D., & Oliver, T. (in press). The Bristol referendum 2022: Thinking through the options. [Online article]

This short article outlines the differences between the mayoral model of decision-making (in which citizens directly elect the city leader) and the committee system of decision-making (in which elected councillors choose who will be the leader of the... Read More about The Bristol referendum 2022: Thinking through the options.

Planning and health: Defining the limitations of regulation and the discretionary context at the micro/site scale (2021)
Journal Article
Sheppard, A., & McClymont, K. (2021). Planning and health: Defining the limitations of regulation and the discretionary context at the micro/site scale. Town Planning Review, 92(5), 561–586. https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2021.18

Planning, at its most basic, is about making better places. In recent years, there has been a positive renewed focus on strengthening the links between planning and the promotion of well-being and good health outcomes. This is a welcome emphasis with... Read More about Planning and health: Defining the limitations of regulation and the discretionary context at the micro/site scale.

Local agency for the public purpose? Dissecting and evaluating the emerging discourses of municipal entrepreneurship in the UK (2021)
Journal Article
Barnett, N., Griggs, S., Hall, S., & Howarth, D. (in press). Local agency for the public purpose? Dissecting and evaluating the emerging discourses of municipal entrepreneurship in the UK. Local Government Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2021.1988935

This article explores the contested politics and interpretations of the new practices of municipal entrepreneurship across local government in the UK. Drawing on empirical evidence from six case studies of entrepreneurship in local councils, descript... Read More about Local agency for the public purpose? Dissecting and evaluating the emerging discourses of municipal entrepreneurship in the UK.

Urban policy in European Cohesion Policy (2021)
Book Chapter
Zimmermann, K., & Atkinson, R. (2021). Urban policy in European Cohesion Policy. In The EU’s Cohesion Policy and Future Spatial Governance: Territorial, Social and Economic Challenges (83-97). New York: Edward Elgar

Since the early 1990s cities have been part of European Cohesion Policy (ECP) and much has been written on the relationship between ECP and cities. We will briefly summarize this process, highlighting the discursive shift from an anti-poverty agenda... Read More about Urban policy in European Cohesion Policy.

Climate-adapted, traditional or cottage-garden planting? Public perceptions, values and socio-cultural drivers in a designed garden setting (2021)
Journal Article
Hoyle, H. E. (2021). Climate-adapted, traditional or cottage-garden planting? Public perceptions, values and socio-cultural drivers in a designed garden setting. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 65, Article 127362. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127362

The global climate crisis precipitates a call to ‘futureproof’ cities by introducing resilient climate-adapted urban green infrastructure (UGI). Recent UK research has revealed public support for climate-adapted UGI, yet there is a lack of research f... Read More about Climate-adapted, traditional or cottage-garden planting? Public perceptions, values and socio-cultural drivers in a designed garden setting.

Co-creating the tolerant city: The role of inspirational civic leadership (2021)
Book Chapter
Hambleton, R. (2021). Co-creating the tolerant city: The role of inspirational civic leadership. In Local Government in Europe. New perspectives and democratic challenges (181-198). Bristol: Bristol University Press

In recent decades, the international movement of peoples to cities has accelerated, and some cities now have very high numbers of foreign-born residents. This chapter offers a contribution to current debates about the leadership and management of mu... Read More about Co-creating the tolerant city: The role of inspirational civic leadership.

The whittling away of wonderful ideas (2021)
Journal Article
Hickman, H., Croft, N., McClymont, K., Sheppard, A., & Foroughmand-Araabi, H. (in press). The whittling away of wonderful ideas. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, July / August 2021, 242-248

Co-creation pathways to inform shared governance of urban living labs in practice: Lessons from three European projects (2021)
Journal Article
Mahmoud, I. H., Morello, E., Ludlow, D., & Salvia, G. (2021). Co-creation pathways to inform shared governance of urban living labs in practice: Lessons from three European projects. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 3, Article 690458. https://doi.org/10.3389/frsc.2021.690458

Over recent decades Urban Living Labs (ULLs) have become a common space for co-creation processes' experimentation, whereby new approaches for sustainable urban development are highly connected to support evidence-based policy generation. Europe seem... Read More about Co-creation pathways to inform shared governance of urban living labs in practice: Lessons from three European projects.

Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking (2021)
Journal Article
Marco, E., Williams, K., & Oliveira, S. (2021). Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking. Interiority, 4(2), 223-248. https://doi.org/10.7454/in.v4i2.104

Inhabitants of UK housing have more possessions than ever, whilst space for living in standardised houses is at a premium. The acquisition of material possessions, and how it affects both space and inhabitants’ wellbeing, has not previously been cons... Read More about Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking.

The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography (2021)
Journal Article
Marco, E., Sinnett, D., Oliveira, S., & Williams, K. (2021). The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography. Design Journal, 24(6), 843-864. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2021.1949237

This study explores the effectiveness of the architectural model as a means of implementing a sensory ethnographical research methodology. An architectural model, constructed as part of a wider design research approach, became the visual probe in a s... Read More about The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography.