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Partnerships for Livable Cities

Editors: van Montfort, Cor, Michels, Ank (Eds.)

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  • Examines how partnerships between government, citizens and the private sector can contribute to greenery, safety and affordable housing in cities
  • Shows how public private partnerships can contribute to the liveability of cities around the world
  • Offers a toolbox with building blocks and key points to make a partnership successful
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In this volume scholars from around the world discuss the innovative forms of collaboration between public and private actors that contribute to making our cities more liveable. It offers helpful insights into the practices of partnerships and the ways in which partnerships can contribute to a more liveable urban environment. 
The liveability of our cities is a topic of increasing relevance and urgency. The world’s cities are becoming congested and polluted, putting pressure on affordable housing and causing safety to become a major problem. Urban governments are unable to address these major challenges on their own, and thus they seek cooperation with other governments, companies, civil society organizations, and citizens. By focusing on examples such as greenery in the city, affordable housing, safety, neighbourhood revitalization, and ‘learning by doing’ in urban living labs, this book asks two key questions. How do partnerships between public and private actors contribute to the liveability of cities? Under what conditions are partnerships successful, and when do they fail to yield the desired results?

About the authors

Cor J. van Montfort is Senior Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and research fellow at Tilburg University, The Netherlands. He has published on public-private partnerships, public accountability and good governance. From 2007 to 2015 he was Endowed Professor of ‘good governance and public private arrangements’ at Tilburg University.

Ank M. B. Michels is Associate Professor of Public Administration at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She has published widely on democratic innovations, citizen participation, and urban governance.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    van Montfort, Cor (et al.)

  • Partnerships in Experimental Urban Climate Governance: Insights from Seoul

    Pages 17-37

    van der Heijden, Jeroen (et al.)

  • Livable Cities and Daily Life: Local Level Urban Agriculture in Orizânia, São Paulo and Montreal

    Pages 39-58

    de Abreu, Kate Dayana (et al.)

  • From Gray to Green Cities: Tilburg, Melbourne, San Jose, and Cape Town

    Pages 59-79

    van Montfort, Cor (et al.)

  • The Impact of Public and Private Partnerships on the Liveability of Eco-Cities in China’s Pearl River Delta

    Pages 81-99

    Lu, Haiyan (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Partnerships for Livable Cities
Editors
  • Cor van Montfort
  • Ank Michels
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40060-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40060-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40059-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 356
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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