Collaboration - 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 collaboration; collaboration refers to various stakeholders from different sectors working together for physical, commercial and general improvement of the high street or centre.

Date added 10 November 2021
Last updated 10 November 2021

Collaboration can lead to more successful solutions that meet the needs of the users of the high streets and centres. Collaboration across stakeholders from different sectors matter in terms of optimizing solutions, as diverse knowledge, experiences, and resources are key in overcoming the challenges the place is facing (Innes and Booher, 2010).

There are various ways to enhance collaboration across different stakeholder groups. For example, Business Improvement Districts can serve as a platform for collaborative place management (IPM, 2019). It can also take place in form of workshops or via established partnerships in the centre where communication should be maintained or improved.

Collaboration 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.

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