Oxford Futures

  • Local Authority Devolution

    New possibilities for place-based leadership

    3 August 2016

    On 22 July 2016 Oxford Civic Society organised a lecture by Professor Robin Hambleton (University of the West of England) as a contribution to the debate on local authority devolution in Oxfordshire. The lecture was followed by a chaired discussion. The seminar focussed on leadership, democracy and growth for Oxford and its region. Read more on the Oxford…

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  • Oxford Futures 2014

    10 November 2014

    Oxford Civic Society launched the report “Oxford Futures” by Nicholas Falk of URBED in March 2014. This is a short record of the launch.

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  • Oxford Futures – Achieving Smarter Growth

    Launching a major report on planning the future of central Oxfordshire

    1 April 2014

    On 31 March 2014 we launched a major report “Oxford Futures – Achieving Smarter Growth in Central Oxfordshire”. It argues that Central Oxfordshire is going to grow. It can grow smartly and we can all benefit. Or it can muddle its way through and lose out to better organised places. It says the only way to solve the problems arising from these growth pressures and bring about a prosperous future for the region is for all the different agencies to work together. This needs visionary leadership from the leaders of our communities, businesses and universities. The report calls on them to work together to achieve smarter growth.

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