Geographies of Urban Governance

Advanced Theories, Methods and Practices

  • Joyeeta Gupta
  • Karin Pfeffer
  • Hebe Verrest
  • Mirjam Ros-Tonen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Theories of Urban Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joyeeta Gupta, Karin Pfeffer, Mirjam Ros-Tonen, Hebe Verrest
      Pages 3-25
    3. Joyeeta Gupta, Hebe Verrest, Rivke Jaffe
      Pages 27-43
    4. Mirjam Ros-Tonen, Nicky Pouw, Maarten Bavinck
      Pages 85-105
  3. Instruments, Methods and Practices of Urban Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Stan Majoor, Klaas Schwartz
      Pages 109-126
    3. Michaela Hordijk, Liliana Miranda Sara, Catherine Sutherland, Dianne Scott
      Pages 127-146
    4. Karin Pfeffer, Javier Martinez, David O’Sullivan, Dianne Scott
      Pages 147-173
    5. Linnet Taylor, Christine Richter
      Pages 175-191
    6. Shabana Khan, Liliana Miranda Sara, John Sydenstricker-Neto, Catherine Sutherland, Michaela Hordijk
      Pages 193-214
  4. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Joyeeta Gupta, Karin Pfeffer, Mirjam Ros-Tonen, Hebe Verrest
      Pages 217-228
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-235

About this book

Introduction

With a current population inflow into cities of 200,000 people per day, UN Habitat expects that up to 75% of the global population will live in cities by 2050. Influenced by forces of globalization and global change, cities and urban life are transforming rapidly, impacting human welfare, economic development and urban-regional landscapes. This poses new challenges to urban governance, while emerging city networks, advancing geo-technologies and increasing production of continuous data streams require governance actors to re-think and re-work conventional work processes and practices. This book has been written to enhance our understanding of how governance can contribute to the development of just and resilient cities in a context of rapid urban transformations. It examines current governance patterns from a geographical and inclusive development perspective, emphasizing the importance of place, space, scale and human-environment interactions, and paying attention to contemporary processes of participation, networking, and spatialized digitization. The challenge we are facing is to turn future cities into inclusive cities that are diverse but just and within their ecological limits. We believe that the state-of-the-art overview of topical discussions on governance theories, instruments, methods and practices presented in this book provides a basis for understanding and analyzing these challenges.

Keywords

Income inequality Rural-urban migration Social justice Spatial equality Urban governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Joyeeta Gupta
    • 1
  • Karin Pfeffer
    • 2
  • Hebe Verrest
    • 3
  • Mirjam Ros-Tonen
    • 4
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamDepartment of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamDepartment of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of AmsterdamDepartment of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.University of AmsterdamDepartment of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)AmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21272-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21271-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21272-2
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