Briefing: Time for Towns: Closing the Policy Gap

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
February 1, 2018
Lauren Pennycook, Carnegie UK Trust
Issues Covered
  • defining place
  • how are towns defined in public policy?
  • positive stories
  • where do towns fit?
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Economy and Regeneration, Housing and Planning
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Research from the Carnegie UK Trust has found that there is a policy gap at the towns level. This briefing explores how towns can be supported to work together and to develop and focus on a positive narrative telling the story of their place.

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