Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. This engaging book rejects this gloomy prognosis and argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban future in accordance with progressive values ? advancing social justice, promoting care for the environment and bolstering community empowerment. This international and comparative book, written by an experienced author, shows how inspirational civic leaders are making a major difference in cities across the world. The analysis provides practical lessons for local leaders and a significant contribution to thinking on public service innovation for anyone who wants to change urban society for the better.The concept paper prepared for the WUF, Urban Equity in Development: Cities for Life, notes that equity is now ... about city planning and urban governance by focussing on civic leadership.6 This is because, as will be explained in more detailanbsp;...
|Title||:||Leading the inclusive city|
|Publisher||:||Policy Press - 2014-11-24|