Power in Place

Power in Place provides evidence-led solutions for thriving and sustainable communities.

In the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, more and more people are facing unexpected financial hardships or being pushed further into poverty. But inequalities have long existed, and the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to multiple inequalities across the country and the world.

As levelling up aims to address some of these inequalities, what is the role of place-based policymaking in improving lives? How can local approaches driven by communities and their leaders create and sustain thriving, inclusive places?

The articles in this publication highlight research and initiatives in the north-west that can inform local decision-making in the region and inspire place-based policymaking elsewhere.