“City halls around the world are beginning to feel the effect of an unheralded revolution. New mayors with new policies are coming in. National governments are starting to loosen their grip. The result is a yeasty period of experimentation which may yet prove that the problems of cities can be overcome.”
This may be a somewhat optimistic reading for most city leaders all over the world, but it does manage to capture the dynamism of an emerging era in city management. This document is meant to stimulate and advance the ‘yeasty period of experimentation’ which is a necessary phase to develop innovative solutions to new and complex urban problems in both developed and developing countries.
City leaders and mayors can make an enormous difference to the preparedness of municipal governments to come to terms with their new role in a new context. This document presents an argument and puts forward a set of policy options that will assist mayors and leaders to engage with all urban stakeholders to find local solutions within a participatory governance framework.
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