Seeking the factors that create the conditions for successful models/systems of metropolitan and regional governance.
Research undertaken by Viviana Rubbo, Urban Researcher and Co-Founder of Urban Reports, for the 2016-2018 Bernd Steinacher Fellowship. The Fellowship was established in 2010 to sustain the values and interests brought to METREX by the late Bernd Steinacher.
This research was a journey across Europe. It was a unique chance to informally meet and talk to the policy-makers, professionals and public actors who are called today to master the complexity of the territorial dynamics at the metropolitan scale.
The understanding of “how the territorial reality can be aligned with the governance structures” is the goal of the many efforts undertaken so far and explored in this research.
Why laboratories of metropolitan governance? Whether there is a top-down legislative framework that needs to be adapted and make it fit to the local and place-specific challenges and issues (Italian cases), or a special funding programme tailor-made for a target-region (Prague), or a voluntary and pragmatic political interest to achieve cooperation and play together (Helsinki region and Lyon Metropolitan Pole), each territory showcases an attempt, a strategy, a way forward, to deal with major territorial questions that call for radical changes.
Bernd Steinacher Fellowship
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