Leading Cities: A Global Review of City Leadership (Paperback)

Leading Cities: A Global Review of City Leadership By Elizabeth Rapoport (Editor), Michele Acuto (Editor), Leonora Grcheva (Editor) Cover Image

Leading Cities: A Global Review of City Leadership (Paperback)

By Elizabeth Rapoport (Editor), Michele Acuto (Editor), Leonora Grcheva (Editor)

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Leading Cities is a global review of the state of city leadership and urban governance today. Drawing on research into more than two hundred cities in one hundred countries, the book provides broad, international evidence grounded in the experiences of all types of cities. It offers a scholarly, but also a practical, assessment of how cities are led, what challenges their leaders face, and the ways in which this leadership is increasingly connected to global affairs. Arguing that effective leadership is not just something created by an individual, Elizabeth Rapoport, Michele Acuto, and Leonora Grcheva focus on three elements of city leadership: leaders, the structures and institutions that underpin them, and the tools used to drive change. Each of these elements is examined in turn, as are the major urban policy issues that leaders confront today. The book also takes a deep dive into one particular example of a tool or instrument of city leadership: the strategic urban plan.
Elizabeth Rapoport is an urban planner and researcher and director of research and advisory services for the Urban Land Institute, Europe.

 


Michele Acuto is professor of global urban politics and director of the Connected Cities Lab at the University of Melbourne. 


Leonora Grcheva is a community engagement and participation expert with Soundings, UK, leading public consultation on large scale planning projects.
Product Details ISBN: 9781787355460
ISBN-10: 1787355462
Publisher: UCL Press
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2020
Pages: 140
Language: English