Conclusions: Governance Challenges in Urban and Peri-urban Areas

  • Patricia McCarney


An array of solutions for effective governance that integrates urban and peri-urban planning has been the subject of this book. The need to recognize better these operations on the ground and the potentials each offers in assisting a more progressive policy evolution in this field is a significant contribution from the authors. This concluding chapter identifies six emerging challenges: one, globalization of urban spaces; two, information, measurement and city indicators; three, effective coordination of funds, functions and functionaries; four, how the peri-urban poor access services; five, financing; and, six, inclusive cities. Finally, the cases documented in this volume demonstrate that inclusiveness is a way to increase efficiency in city management and service delivery across urban and peri-urban areas. New norms of practice and reform of institutional procedures in cities is dependent upon strengthening modes of inclusive urban governance.


Metropolitan Area Municipal Council Urban Governance Sanitation Service Sustainable City 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Global City Indicators Facility, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and DesignUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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