Governing Cities in a Global Era: Urban Innovation, Competition and Democratic Reform (BOK)

Jill Gross, Robin Hambleton

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Written in a lively and accessible style by leading scholars from eleven countries this is the first global book to provide a thorough examination of the urban challenges now facing city leaders and managers in all continents. The text is organized into three parts: the global pressures now impacting urban governance; the innovations currently taking place in urban government; and the heartland themes of leadership, partnership and the democratic challenge. The analysis suggests that global forces pose a grave threat to civilized living _ the pursuit of narrow self-interest could drive all cities into a spiral of decline resulting in consumers living isolated lives in separate fortified enclaves. All the authors in this volume reject this vision of our urban future. Instead, by analyzing place-specific experiences and offering new insights on the dynamics of urban change, they propose imaginative routes for reform. This book argues for strategies that can lead to prosperous multi-cultural cities across the world _ cities that enhance the quality of life for all citizens.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Jill Gross, Robin Hambleton
ISBN 9780230602304
Antall sider 292 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,7cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 463 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Politics & government, Urban & municipal planning, Urban communities

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