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Title: Governing the new metropolis
Authors: Harrison, John
Hoyler, Michael
Keywords: City-region
Urban form
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: SAGE © Urban Studies Journal Limited
Citation: HARRISON, J. and HOYLER, M., 2014. Governing the new metropolis. Urban Studies, 51 (11), pp. 2249 - 2266.
Abstract: The expansion of globalising cities into global city-regions poses fundamental questions about how best to govern the new metropolis. Partly because of the relentless pace of change, these newly emerging metropolitan spaces are often reliant on inadequate urban-economic infrastructure and fragmented urban-regional planning and governance arrangements. Moreover, as the demand for more ‘appropriate’, widely understood to mean more flexible, networked and smart, forms of planning and governance increases, new expressions of territorial cooperation and conflict are emerging around issues of increased competitiveness, infrastructure development, the collective provision of services, and further governmentalised remapping(s) of state space. We identify four central tenets of the metropolitan region/governance debate and discuss their relevance for future research on city-regions: (1) periodisation and trajectories, (2) democracy and accountability, (3) form and function, and (4) fragility and mobilisation. These, we argue, pose key challenges for rethinking city-region governance within the emerging new metropolitan paradigm.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Urban Studies [SAGE © Urban Studies Journal Limited] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098013500699
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0042098013500699
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15829
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098013500699
ISSN: 0042-0980
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