In addition to the two PLUS books (see BOOKS), PLUS academics have disseminated the PLUS results through published material and conference papers. Below, we have gathered the list of some of these outputs. Some material can be downloaded directly from this site, and we have provided reference and contact numbers for documents that cannot be downloaded for copyright reasons.
PLUS members took part in City Futures: an international conference on globalism and urban change, Chicago July 8 - 10, 2004 organized by the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The City Futures conference represents an effort to bring about a step change in the quality of international dialogue about urban issues.
A picture of some of the PLUS team enjoying the CITY FUTURES conference. From top left: Jan Erling Klausen, Michael Haus, Robin Hambleton, Laurence Carmichael, Panos Getimis, Sandro Balducci, Marco Santangelo and Pawel Swianiewicz
The following papers were presented and can be downloaded here.
Participating and building new forms of leadership: the role of planning in fostering local mobilisation Alessandro Balducci and Claudio Calvaresi, Milan Polytechnic, Italy
City leadership in the European multi-level governance Laurence Carmichael, University of the West of England, UK
Urban leadership and community involvement: Ingredients for good governance? Findings from the PLUS project Michael Haus, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany and Jan Erling Klausen, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Norway.
Addressing the legitimacy of the council-manager executive in local government Joanna Howard and David Sweeting, University of the West of England, UK
Turin. Where territorial governance and politics of scale become keystones for the city development strategy Nunzia Borrelli and Marco Santangelo, Politecnico e Universita di Torino, Italy
Leadership and community involvement in the European cities. Conditions of success and/or failure. Panagiotis Getimis, Panteion University Athens, Institute of Urban Environment and human resources, Greece and Hubert Heinelt, Darmstadt University of Technology, Institute of Political Science, Germany
Improving quality of life in New Zealand’s ‘big’ cities Christine Cheyne, Massey University, New Zealand