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Strategic Planning in prospect and retrospect and the role of LEPs Dr Nicola Headlam Centre for Urban Policy Studies The U...
Strategic manoeuvring…
Prospect and Retrospect <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition view and localism bill </li></ul><ul><li>LEPs </l...
Introduction <ul><li>Fundamental questions  of constitutional structures, centre-region relations, institutional co-ordina...
Introduction II <ul><li>Sociology /Social Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Regeneration Social Inclusion Oxford City </li></ul...
 
Legislative Process
Policy Process
Governance and Spatial Planning <ul><li>Academics arguing among themselves (!) </li></ul><ul><li>Governance debates : hot ...
Governance and Spatial Planning II <ul><li>Academics arguing among themselves (!) </li></ul><ul><li>Governance debates : h...
Governance and Spatial Planning III <ul><li>Access… </li></ul><ul><li>Resources… </li></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul>
Governance and Spatial Planning IV <ul><li>Planning = if it doesn’t work in practice then it doesn’t work in theory (Salet...
a (nother) definition of  Spatial Planning <ul><li>what can and should happen where? </li></ul>
a (nother) definition of  Politics <ul><li>Who/whom? </li></ul>
Crowd  sourcing views <ul><li>for policy purposes essential </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin </li></ul><ul><li>Especially linked...
LinkedIn groups
networknicola and #LEP
#LEP discussions
Coalition and Localism
Control Shift Green Paper
Public Sector and Big Society
 
 
 
LEPs
LEP definition <ul><li>Local </li></ul><ul><li>Empty </li></ul><ul><li>Pockets </li></ul>
LEP Map
LEP Map is not…
 
Question to you… <ul><li>How  spatially aware  are the LEPs in your area? </li></ul><ul><li>How  engaged  are you (as plan...
Manchester LEP
Manchester Miracle?
Think tanks: Manchester <ul><li>Work Foundation :  Ideopolis </li></ul><ul><li>Localis :  Can Localism Deliver? Lessons fr...
How Manchester is managed, 1935 <ul><li>Regional Planning : The most effective planning scheme is one which is comprehensi...
Local Enterprise Partnerships LEPs <ul><li>Manchester City Region Governance  </li></ul>
Doing things differently: policy tools <ul><li>LEPs:  the new way of supporting businesses across Greater Manchester and o...
City / City Regional reification
 
Agglomeration <ul><li>Economists discovering space ?! </li></ul><ul><li>Arguably foundation of city-regional arguments. </...
 
Local government
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In Summary
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  1. 1. Strategic Planning in prospect and retrospect and the role of LEPs Dr Nicola Headlam Centre for Urban Policy Studies The University of Manchester
  2. 2. Strategic manoeuvring…
  3. 3. Prospect and Retrospect <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition view and localism bill </li></ul><ul><li>LEPs </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester examples </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Fundamental questions of constitutional structures, centre-region relations, institutional co-ordination, and public expenditure… are addressed as the perhaps unglamorous dimensions of sub-national government and governance.” (Pike and Tomaney) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction II <ul><li>Sociology /Social Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Regeneration Social Inclusion Oxford City </li></ul><ul><li>CLES </li></ul><ul><li>2006 arrived in Manchester </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis on LAAs and sustainable communities ended up 2011 on city-regions and economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament and Constitution Centre </li></ul>
  6. 7. Legislative Process
  7. 8. Policy Process
  8. 9. Governance and Spatial Planning <ul><li>Academics arguing among themselves (!) </li></ul><ul><li>Governance debates : hot air or fresh wind? </li></ul><ul><li>Market – State – Network </li></ul>
  9. 10. Governance and Spatial Planning II <ul><li>Academics arguing among themselves (!) </li></ul><ul><li>Governance debates : hot air or fresh wind? </li></ul><ul><li>Market – State – Network </li></ul><ul><li>Planning System = a place where this becomes very real indeed! </li></ul>
  10. 11. Governance and Spatial Planning III <ul><li>Access… </li></ul><ul><li>Resources… </li></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul>
  11. 12. Governance and Spatial Planning IV <ul><li>Planning = if it doesn’t work in practice then it doesn’t work in theory (Salet) </li></ul>
  12. 13. a (nother) definition of Spatial Planning <ul><li>what can and should happen where? </li></ul>
  13. 14. a (nother) definition of Politics <ul><li>Who/whom? </li></ul>
  14. 15. Crowd sourcing views <ul><li>for policy purposes essential </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin </li></ul><ul><li>Especially linkedin groups </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul>
  15. 16. LinkedIn groups
  16. 17. networknicola and #LEP
  17. 18. #LEP discussions
  18. 19. Coalition and Localism
  19. 20. Control Shift Green Paper
  20. 21. Public Sector and Big Society
  21. 25. LEPs
  22. 26. LEP definition <ul><li>Local </li></ul><ul><li>Empty </li></ul><ul><li>Pockets </li></ul>
  23. 27. LEP Map
  24. 28. LEP Map is not…
  25. 30. Question to you… <ul><li>How spatially aware are the LEPs in your area? </li></ul><ul><li>How engaged are you (as planners) with them? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you hopeful for their development? </li></ul>
  26. 31. Manchester LEP
  27. 32. Manchester Miracle?
  28. 33. Think tanks: Manchester <ul><li>Work Foundation : Ideopolis </li></ul><ul><li>Localis : Can Localism Deliver? Lessons from Manchester </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Exchange : Cities Limited </li></ul><ul><li>NESTA : Original Modern Manchester’s journey to innovation and growth </li></ul>
  29. 34. How Manchester is managed, 1935 <ul><li>Regional Planning : The most effective planning scheme is one which is comprehensive in character and not limited by the artificial boundary of a local authority’s area. It’s success depends upon (1) securing an area capable of economic development (2) effective joint action with neighbouring authorities </li></ul>
  30. 35. Local Enterprise Partnerships LEPs <ul><li>Manchester City Region Governance </li></ul>
  31. 36. Doing things differently: policy tools <ul><li>LEPs: the new way of supporting businesses across Greater Manchester and other places </li></ul><ul><li>Question is to what extent will this policy tool provide additionality </li></ul><ul><li>LEPs do have the potential to be an overarching body for joined up working </li></ul><ul><li>Overseeing planning, housing and transport, as well as employment, skills and enterprise support </li></ul><ul><li>Such a body could ensure increased value for money and cost effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Manchester already has strong partnership infrastructure in place…. </li></ul><ul><li>… .But are there gaps whereby only certain players have influencing and enabling roles? </li></ul><ul><li>LEPs could help close such gaps and ensure that issues facing businesses and individuals across whole are addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Has to be clarity about their blue-print or businesses won’t engage </li></ul>
  32. 37. City / City Regional reification
  33. 39. Agglomeration <ul><li>Economists discovering space ?! </li></ul><ul><li>Arguably foundation of city-regional arguments. </li></ul>
  34. 41. Local government
  35. 49. In Summary

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