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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?.

Leading the healthy city: Taking advantage of the power of place (2020)
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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)
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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.

The Small Towns conundrum: What do we do about them? (2019)
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Atkinson, R. (2019). The Small Towns conundrum: What do we do about them?. Regional Statistics, 9(2), 3-19. https://doi.org/10.15196/RS090201

Small Towns have long been seen as an important element in Europe’s urban structure, currently around 24.2% of the European population live in them. Despite this, we know relatively little about them and there is insufficient recognition of the role... Read More about The Small Towns conundrum: What do we do about them?.

Environmental, health, wellbeing, social and equity effects of urban green space interventions: A meta-narrative evidence synthesis (2019)
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Hunter, R. F., Cleland, C., Cleary, A., Droomers, M., Wheeler, B. W., Sinnett, D., …Braubach, M. (2019). Environmental, health, wellbeing, social and equity effects of urban green space interventions: A meta-narrative evidence synthesis. Environment International, 130(104923), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.104923

© 2019 The Authors Background: As populations become increasingly urbanised, the preservation of urban green space (UGS) becomes paramount. UGS is not just dedicated recreational space such as public parks, but other types of informal green space are... Read More about Environmental, health, wellbeing, social and equity effects of urban green space interventions: A meta-narrative evidence synthesis.

Urban meadows as an alternative to short mown grassland: Effects of composition and height on biodiversity (2019)
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Norton, B. A., Bending, G. D., Clark, R., Corstanje, R., Dunnett, N., Evans, K. L., …Warren, P. H. (2019). Urban meadows as an alternative to short mown grassland: Effects of composition and height on biodiversity. Ecological Applications, 29(6), https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1946

There are increasing calls to provide greenspace in urban areas, yet the ecological quality, as well as quantity, of greenspace is important. Short mown grassland designed for recreational use is the dominant form of urban greenspace in temperate reg... Read More about Urban meadows as an alternative to short mown grassland: Effects of composition and height on biodiversity.

Building with nature - Improving standards of GI across the UK (2019)
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Jerome, G., & Sinnett, D. (2019). Building with nature - Improving standards of GI across the UK. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 88(5), 161-165

This articles explains how the Building with Nature framework was developed as an aid to specifying what is meant by, and consequently delivering, high-quality green infrastructure.

What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces. (2019)
Journal Article
Hoyle, H., Jorgensen, A., & Hitchmough, J. (in press). What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces. People and Nature, https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.19

1. The multiple benefits of ‘nature’ for human health and well-being have been documented at an increasing rate over the past 30 years. A growing body of research also demonstrates the positive well-being benefits of nature-connectedness. There is, h... Read More about What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces..

The New Civic Leadership: Place and the co-creation of public innovation (2019)
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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.

Governing urban regeneration in the UK: a case of ‘variegated neoliberalism’ in action? (2019)
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Atkinson, R., Tallon, A., & Williams, D. (2019). Governing urban regeneration in the UK: a case of ‘variegated neoliberalism’ in action?. European Planning Studies, 27(6), 1083-1106. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2019.1598020

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The article focuses on the redevelopment of previously developed land by public-private sector partnerships in three cities/towns in South-West England, two of which can be descr... Read More about Governing urban regeneration in the UK: a case of ‘variegated neoliberalism’ in action?.

A framework for assessing the quality of green infrastructure in the built environment in the UK (2019)
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Jerome, G., Sinnett, D., Burgess, S., Calvert, T., & Mortlock, R. (2019). A framework for assessing the quality of green infrastructure in the built environment in the UK. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 40, 174-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2019.04.001

The advocacy argument for green infrastructure has largely been won. Policy and statutory guidance for green infrastructure planning and development exists at international, national and regional/local levels and the functions and benefits of green i... Read More about A framework for assessing the quality of green infrastructure in the built environment in the UK.

Practice ecology of sustainable travel: The importance of institutional policy-making processes beyond the traveller (2019)
Journal Article
Williams, D. G., Spotswood, F., Parkhurst, G., & Chatterton, T. (2019). Practice ecology of sustainable travel: The importance of institutional policy-making processes beyond the traveller. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 62, 740-756. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2019.02.018

© 2019 The Authors Changing mobility behaviour towards activities and actions that have a less detrimental impact on the environment, public health and society is an objective of transport policy jurisdictions globally. In line with a burgeoning body... Read More about Practice ecology of sustainable travel: The importance of institutional policy-making processes beyond the traveller.

The dynamics of depoliticisation in urban governance: Introducing a directly elected mayor (2019)
Journal Article
Sweeting, D., & Hambleton, R. (2020). The dynamics of depoliticisation in urban governance: Introducing a directly elected mayor. Urban Studies, 57(5), 1068-1086. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098019827506

Within the context of debates regarding depoliticisation, this article considers how the introduction of a directly elected mayor system of governance impacts on urban politics. Directly elected mayors are now a fundamental feature of many political... Read More about The dynamics of depoliticisation in urban governance: Introducing a directly elected mayor.

An assessment of voluntary travel behaviour change delivery in England as an alternative to highway construction (2019)
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Williams, D. G., Chatterton, T., Parkhurst, G., & Spotswood, F. (2019). An assessment of voluntary travel behaviour change delivery in England as an alternative to highway construction. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 7(2), 318-329. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2019.02.009

There is a growing body of international evidence available that shows highway construction fails to solve issues of congestion and improvements to the local economy. There is also evidence that due to changes of land use and expectations of being ab... Read More about An assessment of voluntary travel behaviour change delivery in England as an alternative to highway construction.

Going to waste? The potential impacts on nature conservation and cultural heritage from resource recovery on former mineral extraction sites in England and Wales (2019)
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Sinnett, D. (2019). Going to waste? The potential impacts on nature conservation and cultural heritage from resource recovery on former mineral extraction sites in England and Wales. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 62(7), 1227-1248. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2018.1490701

Scarcity of mineral supplies globally means that there is an international effort to examine the potential to extract resources from mine wastes. Such sites are often perceived as degraded and of little value. However, many sites are protected for th... Read More about Going to waste? The potential impacts on nature conservation and cultural heritage from resource recovery on former mineral extraction sites in England and Wales.

Spaces of secular faith? Shared assets and intangible values in diverse, changing communities (2019)
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McClymont, K. (2019). Spaces of secular faith? Shared assets and intangible values in diverse, changing communities. Implicit Religion, 21(2), 142-164. https://doi.org/10.1558/imre.37013

In the current political climate, questions of shared identities, inclusive communities and public spaces are of utmost urgency. Compounded by the context of austerity, the value and purpose of public spaces is under question. This paper argues that... Read More about Spaces of secular faith? Shared assets and intangible values in diverse, changing communities.

Planners of the future, planning for the future? (2019)
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Hickman, H., McClymont, K., & Sheppard, A. (2019). Planners of the future, planning for the future?

This article considers the potential mismatch between the aspirations of planners in education and the realities of practice.



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