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This short paper addresses the issue of ‘governance’ in urban regions.
Following a brief introduction outlining the key features in the re-emergence of
city-regions, it highlights why ‘good governance’ is such an important asset for
a city-region. This is followed by a presentation of some of the various cityregional
models currently being adopted throughout the world. Finally the
paper explores some of the tensions, conflicts and challenges which exist in
the governance of city-regions.