Governing Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-07-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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While government provides the structure of public leadership, governance is the art of public leadership. This timely book examines current trends in metropolitan governance issues. It analyzes specific cases from thirteen major metropolitan regions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, all woven together by an overall framework established in the first three chapters. The distinguished contributors address such governance issues as city-county consolidation, local-federal coordination, annexation and special districting, and private contracting, with special attention to lessons learned from both successes and failures. As urban governance innovations have clearly outpaced urban government structures in recent years, the topics covered here are especially relevant.

Table of Contents

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Prologue: On Metropolitan Government and Governance
Introduction: Contextual Factors Affecting Who Will Govern Metropolitan Regions in the Twenty-First Century
Metropolitan Government in the United States? Not Now Not Likely
Why Metropolitan Governance Is Growing as Is the Need for Elastic Governments
Who Will Govern American Metropolitan Regions, and How?
Moving Toward Regional Governance Incrementally: The St. Louis Case
Governance and the Struggle for the Downtown: St. Louis, 1952-2005
Governmental Fragmentation and Metropolitan Governance: Does Less Mean More? The Case of the Baltimore Region
Consolidated and Fragmented Governments and Regional Cooperation: Surprising Lessons from Charlotte, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas
Louisville Transformed but Hardly Changed: A Survey of a City Before and After Merger
Regional Roles and Relationships: A Fifty Year Evolution of Governance in Metropolitan Phoenix, 1960-2008
New Orleans, Land of Dreams: Metropolitan Governance after Hurricane Katrina
A Review of Canadian Metropolitan Regions: Governance and Government
Even Greater Vancouver: Metropolitan Morphing in Canada's Third Largest City Region
Some Reflections on Metropolitan Governance in Contemporary Mexican Cities
About the Editor and Contributors
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