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Check out this free access article from our new Special Issue| New urban governance: A review of current themes and future priorities, by Nuno F. da Cruz, Philipp Rode, & Michael McQuarrie

This article can be found in the Special Issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs regarding new urban governance.

This article currently has free access and is available to read and download.

New urban governance: A review of current themes and future priorities, by Nuno F. da Cruz, Philipp Rode, & Michael McQuarrie

Abstract

This review article explores some of the key concepts, trends, and approaches in contemporary urban governance research. Based on a horizon scan of recent literature and a survey of local government officials, it provides a big picture on the topic and identifies areas for future research. Bridging the gap between the scholarly research focus and the perceptions and requirements of city administrators represents a major challenge for the field. Furthermore, because global and comparative research on urban governance is confronted with an absence of systematically collected, comparable data, the article argues that future efforts will require experimenting with methodologies that can generate new empirical insights.

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