Leadership - 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 leadership; the capacity of the coming together of actors across multiple networks to generate future-oriented spatial visions and realise collaborative governance ambitions (Bentley et al., 2017).

Date added 13 April 2021
Last updated 13 April 2021

Place leadership is now seen as an “interactive and collective form of agency shaping” (Sotarauta, 2018: 198). Thus, understanding the role of place leadership particularly in the local and regional contexts is imperative in order to work towards common visions and goals, and ensuring that a culture of transformative change is embedded in people in order to play to a place’s strengths.

Leadership 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/