Two new articles published in Journal of Urban Affairs special issue

24 May 2017

Two new articles that will be part of a special issue on ‘New Urban Governance’ have been published ahead of print on the website of the Journal of Urban Affairs.

In his piece ‘Multilevel governance as a strategy to build capacity in cities: Evidence from Sweden’ Jon Pierre argues that, as cities are now expected to address increasingly complex issues, international networks have become key sources of knowledge and expertise. Bruno Paschoal and Kai Wegrich’s article – ‘Urban governance innovations in Rio de Janeiro: The political management of digital innovations’ – explores the role of digital innovations in strengthening mayoral control over the city’s governance.

In addition to these papers on Europe and Brazil, other special issue articles already available online address urban governance in ChinaIndia, South Africa and for the case-study cities of London and Berlin.