Networking - 237 'Vital and Viable' Factors
As part of our series on vital and viable high streets, the High Streets Task Force is presenting 'evidence on a page' summaries of over 200 factors that influence the success of high streets. Here we address networking; the interaction between High Street stakeholders in terms of assistance and support.
Networking is crucial for the restructuring element of high street development and governance that can help place activation. Strategic networking can influence how stakeholders fare in changing environments, can nurture sustainable development of places, and can build capacity for transformation (Parker et al., 2017). Better networking can lead to increased civic activity on the part of place stakeholders at the local level (Mossberger and Stoker, 2001).
Networking is one of 237 factors that have been identified as influencing the vitality and viability of the high street.
For more information and further reading, download the pdf 'evidence on a page'. The page contains information about this factors place within the 237 factors identified and: whether it is a component factor of one of 25 'vital and viable' priorities; how the factor scores in terms of influence, place management control, and priority.
To read more about vital and viable high streets, see www.highstreetstaskforce.org.uk/frameworks/25-vital-and-viable-priorities/