Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Steering Urban Growth: Governance, Policy and Finance

This paper examines the importance of the third pillar of the 3C model: coordinated governance. Governance will be particularly crucial in many Emerging Cities where current levels of capacity are often insufficient for implementing the policy programmes needed to move towards compact urban growth and deliver effective, connected infrastructure. Four elements of coordinated urban governance are essential: (1) multi-level governance with effective coordination of national, regional and city policies; (2) city leadership and financial authority; (3) transparency and accountability; and (4) policy integration at the local level. Municipal governments can also use international and regional networks of cities to transfer knowledge and innovation more effectively.

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