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Governing cities, steering futures

Rode, Philipp and Shankar, Priya (2014) Governing cities, steering futures. In: Burdett, Ricky and Rode, Philipp and Shankar, Priya and Vahidy, Shan, (eds.) Governing Urban Futures (LSE Cities Conference, Delhi, India, 14-15 November 2014). LSE Cities Conference Newspaper. LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, pp. 4-5.

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Abstract

In 1963, the late planner and urbanist Peter Hall imagined London’s future in the year 2000 and identified some of the implications of the city’s growth. One of his key recommendations was to replace the system of government for London with “a completely new type of regional government, as yet unknown in this country, and analogous to the status of an American state or German Land.” This, of course, never happened and London instead went through a cycle of implementing, abolishing and re-introducing a far less ambitious city-wide government.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://lsecities.net/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 15:59
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 16:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60779

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