Urban Governance. International perspectives on processes and results  / STREAM G – Governing cities

Organizer: Paola Alfaro d’Alençon (Technische Universität Berlin, DE); Jan Dohnke (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, DE); Elke Schlack Fuhrmann (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, CL)

Contact: paola.alfarodalencon@tu-berlin.de; dohnke@geographie.uni-kiel.de; eschlack@uc.cl

Different forms of cooperative approaches to urban development between state, private sector and civil society actors have established themselves in recent years. By investigating these new forms of urban governance we hope to establish to what extent cooperative approaches are important drivers of urban development and to what extent the results differ depending on the constellation of actors involved. The academic and public discussion focuses on the (im)balance of commercial versus civil society interests during the development and in the spatial results. In order to verify this, this session will examine different forms of cooperative approaches to urban development and analyse their consequences.

The aim of the session is to convey what differences exist between different cooperation forms regarding the interdependence between actors as well as the uses of different cooperation forms, particularly in terms of their desired and final effects on urban development. Therefore questions regarding actor constellations and their interests, the in- or exclusion of civil society actors as well as the inclusionary or exclusionary spatial results of cooperative urban development will be raised in order to gain a deeper understanding of the workings of new and different forms of urban governance. Presentations should focus on one or more of the following aspects:

(1) planning and selection of development sites; 2) development goals (3) the implementation of the development process (4) the urban result and the inclusion of different actors’ interests

The session will be organized as a round-table in which a panel of up to 4 scholars is invited to discuss for 5-10 minutes a theme or question posed by the convenors beforehand, followed by a discussion around the table as well as with other participants.

G4 Urban Governance: international perspectives on processes and results

Chairs: Paola Alfaro D´Alencon (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
Jan Dohnke (Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany)
Elke Schlack-Fuhrmann (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

Contacts: paola.alfarodalencon@tu-berlin.de dohnke@geographie.uni-kiel.de eschlack@uc.cl

ThienVinh Nguyen
Internationalised assemblages, changing governance, and new visions of development in the oil city of Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

Guillen Torres
An Actor-Network Theory approach to the Democratic Deficit: a case study of the pedestrianization of the Historical City Centre of Brussels

Charles Henrique Voos, Antonio David Cattani
Social agents, State and urban planning in Brazil: new theoretical and methodological perspectives after the Cities Statute

Tobias Schmidt
Governance as a conflict of interpretation

Luisa Moretto
Application of the “Urban Governance Index” to Water Service Provision: between Rhetoric and Reality

Distributed Papers

Anna Domaradzka
Battling for urban space: emerging urban movement as a new force within a strategic action field of urban policy. The case of Poland

Alexander Jachnow
The kind of Governance we need

« back