As city devolution gathers momentum, is it time to ask how all the pieces fit together. What governance capacities are required, how does planning fit in, what roles should the state fulfil?
Peter Hetherington is a former Regional Affairs Editor of The Guardian and a Vice President of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA).
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