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Category Text Publication
Reference Category Book chapters
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-11544-8_5
Title (Primary) Megacity governance: concepts and challanges
Title (Secondary) Risk habitat megacities
Author Nuissl, H.; Höhnke, C.; Lukas, M.; Durán, G.; Seeger, C.R.
Publisher Heinrichs, D.; Krellenberg, K.; Hansjürgens, B.; Martínez, F.
Year 2012
Department OEKON; SUSOZ
Page From 87
Page To 108
Language englisch
Keywords Decentralization; Informality; Participation; Privatization; Urban policy
UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek - Hauptlesesaal, 00456999, 11-1303 DK: 711.433 Ris

The exploration of governance issues with regard to the sustainable development of and risk mitigation in megacities is crucial, as it provides knowledge on the feasibility of urban development strategies and insights into – actual and potential – risk-creating policies and practices. This chapter therefore introduces the most salient aspects of urban governance in Latin America in general and Santiago de Chile in particular. It outlines a framework for the analysis of urban governance and presents the findings obtained by applying this framework to the case of Santiago. These findings hint at some particularly notable governance challenges – primarily the weak position of both local and regional authorities, as well as the sometimes overly strong interest coalitions between public and private partners. It is likewise evident, however, that there is no universal solution to these challenges. Chapter 15 will further explore the implications of the arguments presented in this chapter.

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Nuissl, H., Höhnke, C., Lukas, M., Durán, G., Seeger, C.R. (2012):
Megacity governance: concepts and challanges
In: Heinrichs, D., Krellenberg, K., Hansjürgens, B., Martínez, F. (eds.)
Risk habitat megacities
Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 87 - 108 10.1007/978-3-642-11544-8_5