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New Frontiers in Good Urban Governance

New forms of governance are emerging as enabling tools to make our cities more inclusive, safer and healthier places in which to live. This consultation puts forward ways in which good governance can be positively promoted and, at the same time, shows how existing barriers can be reduced.

This report provides a summary of the discussions at a Consultation held at St Georges House in Windsor Castle to identify new forms of urban governance to enable our cities to become more inclusive, safer and healthier places in which to live. Twenty-five people with a wide range of expertise and experience were brought together for two days and developed an Agenda for Action that dealt with the following issues:

  • How to develop a more detailed understanding of how good urban governance processes work.
  • How to raise awareness of what good urban governance is and the difference that it can make to local communities.
  • How to put the principles of good urban governance into practice.

This report includes sections on global change and the emerging role of good governance, the role of local governments in moving to improved governance and tools and indicators for measuring achievement. It also sets out in detail how to achieve the recommendations included in the Agenda for Action.


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