‘New Urban Governance: Urban complexity and institutional capacities of cities’ is a new two-year LSE Cities research project co-funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to examine multiple aspects of municipal planning, management, and governance. The project’s focus will be on ‘new urban governance’, a working title that refers to currently emerging governance regimes in cities triggered by a historic conjuncture of the ongoing devolution of decision making powers to cities on the one hand and unprecedented urban challenges on the other. The overall goal of this project is to establish a solid perspective of the need, potential focus and feasibility of urban governance-related research to help elucidate and address the complex and interconnected challenges faced by cities around the world.
LSE Cities launches New Urban Governance Research project
9 July 2014