Dr Paul Hildreth

Advisor – Cities, regions and local economies



Dr Paul Hildreth is a UK and international advisor on cities, regions, and local economies, with interests in place-shaping, community leadership, local, regional and metropolitan governance, and development.

Paul is a skilled presenter, facilitator, and qualitative researcher. He has over 30 years of senior policy experience in local and national government in the UK and 15 years as an international expert. Paul is a non-executive Board Member of Cambridge Econometrics.

He has considerable experience working in Central and Eastern European countries on good governance projects on community planning, regional development, and metropolitan governance for the Council of Europe. He was until recently a Board Member and Policy Chair of the Regional Studies Association.

He holds a Doctorate from the Bartlett School of Planning at UCL on 'How place, firms, and institutions shape the Mersey Dee cross-border economy. He is also an author of papers and book chapters on cities, local governance, and sub-national economic policy.

He is a voluntary urban advisor to Tearfund focusing on the adaptation of their community development model for operation in cities, with a current focus on Africa.

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