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Creating public value through caring for place

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Patsy Healey OBE



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Policy Press, 2018.

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© Policy Press 2018. This essay argues for a relational approach to place qualities and their governance. The argument is developed through a discussion of first, the meaning and significance of place, second, the formation of collective attention, publics and the civil sphere; and third, the challenge of developing moral frames among such publics within which complex judgements about conflicting perceptions and values about place qualities can be situated. Promoting public value through caring for place in this way could act as a significant learning arena for renewing practices of democratic engagement.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Healey P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Policy and Politics

Year: 2018

Volume: 46

Issue: 1

Pages: 65-79

Print publication date: 01/01/2018

Online publication date: 14/12/2016

Acceptance date: 28/10/2016

Date deposited: 12/02/2020

ISSN (print): 0305-5736

ISSN (electronic): 1470-8442

Publisher: Policy Press


DOI: 10.1332/030557316X14817306640776


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