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Emergency governance for cities and regions

Heeckt, Catarina, Flynn, Rebecca and Mickelburgh, B. (2020) Emergency governance for cities and regions. Policy Brief (01). LSE Cities, London, UK.

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As the world moves from the early stages of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic into a new phase it is time to identify emerging lessons from the various governance initiatives that city and regional governments introduced over the last six months. This policy brief combines a broad global overview on the different types of emergency governance innovations and initiatives that have been developed by cities and city networks around the world with profiles of four specific cases. The first part includes lessons that emerged from a series of global Live Learning Experiences alongside a summary of global COVID19 monitoring initiatives and insights from a scoping survey. The second part explores emergency governance innovations that have been trialled over the past months in Barcelona (stakeholder engagement), Bogotá (communication), Gauteng (multi-level governance) and Seoul (big data and technology). In addition, this edition includes as a special feature a critical perspective on ‘urban sovereignty in the time of pandemics’ by Diane Davis of Harvard University and Graham Denyer Willis of Cambridge University.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2023 14:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:36

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