Journal article

Reconfiguring urban governance in an age of rising city networks: A research agenda

Kathryn Davidson, Lars Coenen, Michele Acuto, Brendan Gleeson

URBAN STUDIES | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Networked urban governance is emerging as a major feature of metropolitan strategy and activity. The field of urban studies is yet to deeply engage in the debates on the new forms of cross national networking that are potentially framing and reframing urban governance and strategy. Yet this dimension of urban governance can no longer go unnoticed. In this article we draw together insights from the extant literature into a research agenda on reconfiguring urban governance. We propose a research agenda centred on three themes: the political economy of ‘new-gen’ networks, especially in relation to the role of economic power in determining participation and influence; the knowledge dynamics in c..

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