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The Urban Governance Survey by UN Habitat, UCLG and LSE Cities

LSE Cities, working in partnership with UN Habitat and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), is inviting local government administrations to contribute to a study on ‘Governing Urban Futures’ by taking part in a short online survey that will cover the following thematic areas: Political power, budget & financing, multi-level governance, participation & accountability, continuity & strategic planning.

The survey and its underlying research has three main objectives:

  1. Address the urban governance ‘data challenge’, i.e. deal with the problem that regardless of constantly increasing information on urban governance in individual cities, we continue to have very limited knowledge on the wide spectrum of different urban governance arrangements.
  2. Establish a platform for individual cities to identify international urban governance cases that are of particular relevance to their own specific situations. This would potentially allow for a more fruitful exchange of good practice.
  3. Explore new and innovative ways for communicating and mapping urban governance for public dissemination, comparative policy and research analysis.

We are very keen to include as many responses as possible, so if you work in local government and would like information about your city to be included in this analysis, we would very much appreciate if you could respond to the survey by Friday, 29 August.

For full details, including downloadable PDFs of the survey questions and French and Spanish language versions, visit the LSE Cities website.

Photo credit: Thomas Aquilina

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