The Challenge of Urban Government

The Challenge of Urban Government

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Cities and towns are vital for the development of economic systems and social organisations. However, cities face tremendous challenges. They have to simultaneously attract business, provide a good livelihood for their inhabitants, generate enough resources to finance infrastructure and social needs, and take care of their poor. The Challenge of Urban Government: Policies and Practices looks at the consequences of globalisation on city management. This book focuses on the complex of issues generated in urban areas, such as the dynamics of metropolitan spaces, and the need to define strategic territory for operational and policy purposes. Some urgent challenges include how to handle spillovers across municipalities and the need to create a new city structure over an existing city to give the suburbs some elements of centrality. It examines the dynamics of governance and how to get stakeholders' participation in the government process.Usha P. Raghupathi is an associate professor in the National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi. Radha Seshagiri is a research analyst in the Poverty Group of the World Bank. Enid Slack is a Toronto economic consultant, specializing inanbsp;...

Title:The Challenge of Urban Government
Author:Mila Freire, Richard E. Stren
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 2001-01-01


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