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 book is a very helpful guide and resource to both the past and future devolution agenda.” Local Government Studies
“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