The Quarterly


The Localism Edition

The Quarterly: The Localism Edition

For the second edition of the Portland Quarterly we ask how the localism trend is impacting on the public and private sectors in the UK and abroad. What is driving this agenda and how are businesses adapting to a new environment in which governments of all size have critical decision-making powers?

Contributors to the Localism Edition of the Portland Quarterly include our team in London and New York. They examine how the localism agenda is affecting everything from local campaigning to the American media. Our new Partner for Digital, Mark Flanagan, takes a look at how social media is moving local media to hyperlocal. We’re also pleased to welcome a contribution from Tesco’s David North who examines the challenges the localism agenda creates for businesses trying to grow the economy through new development. Finally, we hear directly from the architect of the government’s localism agenda, the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Communites and Local Government Secretary.

We hope you enjoy this contribution to the localism debate.