Universities are a key actor in contemporary place-based leadership; universities are also dependent upon local support for their own success. They contribute best to local environments when they are able to align themselves with their regions, and allow their staff and students to use their own agency in engagement.
The 18th International Studying Leadership Conference (ISLC) will take place in December 2019 in Bristol (UK). The proposed conference theme, Putting Leadership in its Place, could give us a great opportunity to further link the two key concepts at the basis of our works and to better introduce our network and works to leadership scholars.
Across the world, progressive city leaders are working to strengthen the power of place. Given the rise of backward-looking populism in many countries, it becomes more important than ever to develop a better understanding of those place-based, leadership efforts that strive to advance progressive values relating to economic, social and environmental justice in modern society.
Why do we need a website on and for place-based leadership?