The Local Governance Research Centre is an independent voice for robust and policy-relevant research on local political leadership; citizens, communities and place; and democratic governance, both in the UK and abroad. An internationally recognised centre of excellence, our work investigates localism, place stewardship and the rescaling of local government; local democracy, voice and accountability; and collaboration and innovation in the delivery of public services, notably in housing and health. We have established partnerships with government institutions, practitioner organisations and think tanks. Our deeply rooted ethos of engaged research meets the needs of practitioners and communities, advancing new forms of co-production and user engagement.
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