The Quest for Good Urban Governance
This book demonstrates both successes and failures in attempts to get closer to the ideal of good urban governance in cities in North-America, Europe, and Asia. It presents a value menu and deliberately does not come up with 'one best way' for improving urban governance. Good urban governance is presented as a balancing act, an interplay between government, business and civil society in which the core values need careful and timely attention. The authors address questions such as 'What is deemed 'good' in urban governance, and how is it being searched for?', and 'What (re)configurations of interactions between government, private sector and civil society are evolving, and to what results?'. Leon van den Dool is Senior Researcher at Tilburg University and Senior Manager at PwC Advisory in the field of Local Government, the Netherlands. Frank Hendriks is Professor in Comparative Governance at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Alberto Gianoli is Senior Expert in Urban Governance at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Linze Schaap is Associate Professor Public Administration at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.
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