LSE Cities New Urban Governance Project: new essays on urban governance in Europe and China

1 June 2015

These two new short essays of the New Urban Governance (NUG) papers series focus on the cases of Europe and China.

The essay on “Urban Governance in Europe: Competition, Self-reliance, and Innovation” is written by Jon Pierre and addresses the new institutional choices, strategies and emerging new ways of governing the city in a “multi-level” Europe. The essay on “Governing China’s ‘Urban Revolution’” by Mee Kam Ng, briefly describes three decades of urban reforms, which included both decentralization and recentralization processes.

You can also find previous essays by Gerald Frug, Edgar Pieterse and Isher Judge Ahluwalia on the NUG project website.