Local strategic partnerships: Lessons from New Commitment to Regeneration

Hilary Russell

The introduction of Local Strategic Partnerships was prompted by a perceived need for strategic partnership across sectors and agencies.

However, much remains to be learnt about how they can best operate and where they fit within wider governance structures. This practical report draws on the experiences of New Commitment to Regeneration (NCR) pathfinders to identify lessons for good practice. Amply illustrated by case study examples, the report demonstrates what makes an effective strategic partnership and highlights implications for partner organisations and the role of government. Local Strategic Partnerships: Lessons from New Commitment to Regeneration:

  • locates current developments in the context of evolving urban policy;
  • identifies critical success factors for strategic partnerships; discusses how systems need to change to accommodate partnership working;
  • indicates key challenges and tasks for LSPs and their partners;
  • points to the need to redefine central-local relationships.
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