Fragile Urban Governance

Fragile Urban Governance
Author: Gangadhar Jha
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-06-13
ISBN: 0429799047
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fragile Urban Governance Book Excerpt:

Urbanization is giving rise to a vibrant and volatile urban India. The urban local self-government (ULSG) is struggling to provide efficient, effective, inclusive and responsive urban services. Most ULSGs are too fragile to perform the mandated functions for enhancing the quality of life and making cities and towns livable. The book traces evolution of ULSGs, its decline after Independence, and steps taken to strengthen them, especially through the big-bang decentralization initiative of 1992 for their empowerment, by enacting the 74th Constitution Amendment Act (74th CAA). Analyzing facets of the decentralization initiative, views of two review Commissions, policy responses to it and processes for implementation of constitutional provisions, it alludes to conspicuous gaps at three levels such as (i) gaps and deficiencies in the 74th CAA (ii) gaps in the post-74th CAA municipal Acts that were required to conform to the constitutional provisions, and (iii) gaps due to half-hearted implementation of even the mandatory constitutional provisions. Empowerment and strengthening of ULSG being in the nature of an imperative, it explores plausible options within the constitutional autonomy of states. Empowerment denotes authority, power and clarity in municipal functional and fiscal domain. Therefore it also specifies experiential based rational framework and a strategy for strengthening ULSGs that must look beyond the existing predilection for mere training. It fills an existing void in ULSG literature on the subject. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Geographies of Urban Governance

Geographies of Urban Governance
Author: Joyeeta Gupta,Karin Pfeffer,Hebe Verrest,Mirjam Ros-Tonen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2015-08-08
ISBN: 3319212729
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographies of Urban Governance Book Excerpt:

With a current population inflow into cities of 200,000 people per day, UN Habitat expects that up to 75% of the global population will live in cities by 2050. Influenced by forces of globalization and global change, cities and urban life are transforming rapidly, impacting human welfare, economic development and urban-regional landscapes. This poses new challenges to urban governance, while emerging city networks, advancing geo-technologies and increasing production of continuous data streams require governance actors to re-think and re-work conventional work processes and practices. This book has been written to enhance our understanding of how governance can contribute to the development of just and resilient cities in a context of rapid urban transformations. It examines current governance patterns from a geographical and inclusive development perspective, emphasizing the importance of place, space, scale and human-environment interactions, and paying attention to contemporary processes of participation, networking, and spatialized digitization. The challenge we are facing is to turn future cities into inclusive cities that are diverse but just and within their ecological limits. We believe that the state-of-the-art overview of topical discussions on governance theories, instruments, methods and practices presented in this book provides a basis for understanding and analyzing these challenges.

Urban Governance in Southern Europe

Urban Governance in Southern Europe
Author: Abel Albet
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-02-11
ISBN: 1317003888
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Governance in Southern Europe Book Excerpt:

The concept of governance has evolved into one of the most important but also controversial concepts in urban politics. While it encourages co-operation, participation and collective construction, at the same time, it has brought about new forms of public demission, oligarchic regimes and less local democracy. The dilemmas accompanying these changes are particularly relevant when observing the cities of Southern Europe, whose socio-cultural specificities very much structure local political and policy materialisations. Bringing together a team of leading scholars from across the social sciences, this volume examines the issues of urban governance in the Southern European context. Illustrated by case studies of several main cities and metropoles on the North Mediterranean coast, it introduces and critically analyses the latest theories and approaches to urban governance. It questions how the 'real' or socio-cultural notion of city seems to have been separated from that of the 'political' city and explores how more integrated socio-political forms might be developed. It looks at current structures, dynamics and cultures of governance in urban development and questions whether they are well adapted to new realities and challenges or whether there are significant imbalances causing limited or fragmented political-administrative visions. By considering both the long Mediterranean history along with the recent but enduring global economic and political developments, this book argues that Southern European cities will have to depend greatly upon its own socio-cultural networks, dynamics and cosmopolitan evolution, making the most of the region's characteristic urban strengths, as trading hubs, with rich hinterlands and large and varied population.

Reforming Urban Governance in Bangladesh

Reforming Urban Governance in Bangladesh
Author: Pranab Kumar Panday
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2017-01-21
ISBN: 3319495984
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reforming Urban Governance in Bangladesh Book Excerpt:

This book provides an analysis of the urban government system in Bangladesh, focusing on its upper tier, the City Corporation (CC), and the institutional and legal frameworks within which it operates. Along with a discussion of the scale and magnitude of urbanization, the book presents a comprehensive analysis of the reform agendas of CCs including their functional assignments, local political leadership, local control over administration and service delivery, local fiscal autonomy and local financial management, and local participation and accountability mechanisms. Very few efforts have been taken to analyze the comprehensive reform agenda required to make the CCs effectively discharge their duties and responsibilities in the context of Bangladesh. This book therefore not only fills this gap in the literature, but also provides recommendations on each reform agenda.

Urban Governance in Europe

Urban Governance in Europe
Author: Felix Eckhardt,Ingemar Elander
Publsiher: BWV Verlag
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN: 3830520387
Category: Cities and towns
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Governance in Europe Book Excerpt:

Hauptbeschreibung This book looks at the consequences and implications of an emerging new way of local politics in Europe. With the term governance1/2, changes in the political and social constitution of cities are analysed. Based on theoretical and empirical studies by scholars from ten countries, different aspects of urban governance1/2 will be presented

Rescaling Urban Governance

Rescaling Urban Governance
Author: Sturzaker, John,Nurse, Alexander
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-02-01
ISBN: 1447350804
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rescaling Urban Governance Book Excerpt:

Cities across the globe face unprecedented challenges as a result of ever-increasing pressure from climate change, migration, ageing populations and resource shortages. In order to guarantee a sustainable global future, these issues demand radical new approaches to how we govern our cities. Providing new research and thinking about cities, their governance and innovative models of planning reform, this timely and important book compares the UK with an array of international examples to examine cutting-edge experimentation and innovation in new models of governance and urban policy. The flagship text of the Urban Policy, Planning and Built Environment series, this broad but accessible volume is ideal for students and provides and authoritative single point of reference for teaching.

Partnerships in Urban Governance

Partnerships in Urban Governance
Author: Jon Pierre
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN: 1349144088
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Partnerships in Urban Governance Book Excerpt:

These essays explore the utility of thinking about public-private partnerships for local economic development. A theoretical examination of theories of governance, institutions and policy instruments is supplemented by empirical analysis and comparisons of their operation in the United Kingdom, Sweden and the United States in the context of debates about the 'limits of politics' and dependence on the institutions of civil society.

Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance

Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance
Author: David Sweeting
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 1447327012
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance Book Excerpt:

This book is about the practices, roles and impacts of directly elected mayors in the cities that they govern. The volume draws on recent, original research evidence, to locate the debates on directly elected mayors in context in Europe, the US, and Australasia.

Urban Governance Spatial Planning and Economic Development in the 21th Century China

Urban Governance  Spatial Planning and Economic Development in the 21th Century China
Author: Hans Gebhardt
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-09
ISBN: 3643904185
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Governance Spatial Planning and Economic Development in the 21th Century China Book Excerpt:

China's cities are subject to dramatic changes. Cities develop into Megacities, economic growth as well as the drastic increase of traffic contribute to a profound transformation of urban infrastructure. However, the processes are more visible than the stakeholders supporting such transformations. What are the location factors, spatial principles and planning philosophies that direct the cities' growth and reconstruction? The articles of this anthology investigate the above mentioned questions. Using various case studies, they analyse processes of location choice and transformation in Chinese coastal Megacities and in inland areas; they explore urban governance processes and - vice versa - also include the planning concepts of rural areas.--Back cover.

Reshaping City Governance

Reshaping City Governance
Author: Nirmala Rao
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN: 1317581512
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reshaping City Governance Book Excerpt:

India’s cities are in the midst of an unprecedented urban expansion. While India is acknowledged as a rising power, poised to emerge into the front rank of global economies, the pace and scale of its urbanisation calls for more effective metropolitan management if that growth is not to be constrained by gathering urban crisis. This book addresses some key issues of governance and management for India’s principal urban areas of Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. As three of the greatest Indian cities, they have evolved in recent decades into large metropolitan regions with complex, overlapping and often haphazard governance arrangements. All three cities exemplify the challenges of urbanisation and serve here as case studies to explore the five dimensions of urban governance in terms of devolution, planning, structures of delivery, urban leadership and civic participation. London, with its recent establishment of a directly elected Mayor, provides a reference point for this analysis, and signifies the extent to which urban leadership has moved to the top of the urban governance agenda. In arguing the case for reform of metropolitan governance, the book demonstrates that it would be too simplistic to imagine that London’s institutional structure can be readily transposed on to the very different political and cultural fabric of India’s urban life. Confronting India’s urban crisis with a comparative analysis that identifies the limits of policy transfer, the book will be particularly valuable to students and scholars of Politics, Governance, and Urban studies.

Urban Governance in Asia

Urban Governance in Asia
Author: Nazrul Islam
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Regionalism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Governance in Asia Book Excerpt:

Contributed articles prepared from research carried out during Phase II (1994-95) and Phase III (1996-97) of the Global Urban Research Initiative (GURI).

Metropolitan Governance

Metropolitan Governance
Author: Vinita Yadav
Publsiher: Copal Publishing Group
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2014
ISBN: 8192473384
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metropolitan Governance Book Excerpt:

Metropolitan Governance is an indispensable book for understanding the governance of metropolitan cities. The book covers an insight into the governance in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. The participatory metropolitan governance is also of interest to the students of sociology, social work and geography. The students of public administration would find it useful to study the decentralisation of powers from centre to state to local level government. For academicians engaged in service delivery in metropolitan areas, it brings in clarity regarding role of varied stakeholders in governance.

Urban Governance and Participatory Development

Urban Governance and Participatory Development
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 41
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Administration municipale - Moyen-Orient
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Housing as Governance

Housing as Governance
Author: Astrid Ley
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2010
ISBN: 3643103301
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Housing as Governance Book Excerpt:

This book explores the dynamic roles and linkages of public sector institutions and civil society actors in housing provision for the urban poor in South Africa. Based on actor-centred and network theories, two cases of civil society alliances are analysed. The book reveals that existing civil society structures are hybrids that can oscillate between networks and organisations. Moreover, they establish informal governance spaces with state actors outside the institutional channels provided by government. The emergence of oscillating structures and the informalisation of horizontal governance represent new challenges for local decision-making processes. Co-operation and action-oriented approaches in housing seemingly need to be based on a more detailed understanding of the complex interfaces, which go far beyond the conventional ideal of partnerships and participation between sectors.

Urban Governance in Canada

Urban Governance in Canada
Author: Katherine A. Graham,Susan D. Phillips,Allan M. Maslove
Publsiher: Harcourt Brace (Canada)
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780774733922
Category: Administration municipale - Canada
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Smart Governance for Cities Perspectives and Experiences

Smart Governance for Cities  Perspectives and Experiences
Author: Nuno Vasco Moreira Lopes
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN: 3030220702
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Governance for Cities Perspectives and Experiences Book Excerpt:

This book provides theoretical perspectives and practical experiences on smart governance for smart cities. It presents a balanced linkage between research, policies and practices on this area. The authors discuss the sustainability challenges raised by rapid urbanization, challenges with smart governance models in various countries, and a new governance paradigm seen as a capable approach able to overcome social, economic and environmental sustainability problems. The authors include case studies on transformation, adaption and transfers; and country, regional, municipal contextualization. Also included are best practices on monitoring and evaluating smart governance and impact assessment. The book features contributions from researchers, academics, and practitioners in the field. Analyzes smart governance for cities from a variety of perspectives and a variety of sectors – both in theory and in practice Features information on the linkage between United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and smart governance Covers the connection between research, policies and practice in smart governance for smart cities

Youth Children and Urban Governance

Youth  Children  and Urban Governance
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: City children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Decentralization and Good Urban Governance

Decentralization and Good Urban Governance
Author: Alex B. Brillantes (Jr.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Decentralization in government
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Policy Paper on Women and Urban Governance

Policy Paper on Women and Urban Governance
Author: United Nations Centre for Human Settlements
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Urban women
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Good Urban Governance in the Philippines

Good Urban Governance in the Philippines
Author: Alex B. Brillantes,Alicia B. Celestino
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cities and towns
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Urban Governance in the Philippines Book Excerpt: