Keeping the faith…

The ‘it’s been a pleasure and a privilege…’ opening may be a cliche – but, in the case of producing this blog for Planning/PlaceMakingResource since 2011, it is a very heartfelt emotion.  
I am delighted to be continuing my association with Planning, but henceforth my pieces shall appear as a monthly column in the e-edition. I hope you shall continue to follow and comment on them.

Two months ago I celebrated the posting of my 100th blog on this site. I consider it anticipated this ‘sign off’ well. It focused on the (meta)-priorities for the economic development professionals (largely shared with planners) to support building strong local strategic leadership teams; to make sense of and shape fragmented, often incoherent, national policies to realise the potential of ‘place’; to enable and deliver specific growth and regeneration programmes competently and effectively. At the end of this particular journey, though, I would like to leave you with a small number of further reflections.
The Times, they are a changin'
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