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Rescaling Urban Governance

Planning, Localism and Institutional Change

By John Sturzaker and Alexander Nurse

Published

26 Feb 2020

Page count

220 pages

Series

Urban Policy, Planning and the Built Environment

ISBN

978-1447350774

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

26 Feb 2020

Page count

220 pages

Series

Urban Policy, Planning and the Built Environment

ISBN

978-1447350804

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

26 Feb 2020

Page count

220 pages

Series

Urban Policy, Planning and the Built Environment

ISBN

978-1447350804

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Rescaling Urban Governance

Cities across the globe face unprecedented challenges as a result of ever-increasing pressure from climate change, migration, ageing populations and resource shortages. In order to guarantee a sustainable global future, these issues demand radical new approaches to how we govern our cities.

Providing new research and thinking about cities, their governance and innovative models of planning reform, this timely and important book compares the UK with an array of international examples to examine cutting-edge experimentation and innovation in new models of governance and urban policy.

The flagship text of the Urban Policy, Planning and Built Environment series, this broad but accessible volume is ideal for students and provides an authoritative single point of reference for teaching.

“This important book sets out in clear terms how governments have sought to innovate and rescale governance, but in doing so have not necessarily resolved the issues that such changes were supposed to address.” Gavin Parker, University of Reading

John Sturzaker is a Senior Lecturer in Planning at the University of Liverpool.

Alex Nurse is a Lecturer in Urban Planning at the University of Liverpool.

Introduction: Planning reform and state spatial rescaling

Devolution: A patchwork quilt of planning reform

Replacing the regions: The evolution of English subnational reform

City regions and the cities within them: Connecting two overlapping scales

Local authorities: Powerhouses or scapegoats?

Community-led governance: Opportunities and constraints

Conclusion: Rescaling urban governance