Place Based Missions
Place-based Missions: Mariana Mazzucato in discussion with Finn Williams
To close out Public Practice’s Spring 2021 Forum Finn Williams was joined by Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation & Public Value at University College London (UCL) and founding Director of the Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP), established, like Public Practice, in 2017. The discussion explored a shared understanding of the role of the public sector in creating value at a local scale. Informed by Mariana’s new book ‘Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism’, the conversation covered IIPP and Public Practice’s common approach of building the agency of those working in the public interest to shape the institutions that shape our places.