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The Elgar Companion to Urban Infrastructure Governance

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The Elgar Companion to Urban Infrastructure Governance

Innovation, Concepts and Cases

9781800375604 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Matthias Finger, Professor Emeritus, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Switzerland and Professor, Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ), Turkey and Numan Yanar, Ph.D. in Earth Science and Environmental Engineering, Postdoctoral Researcher, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea and Editor and Research Affiliate, Innovative Governance for Large Urban Systems (IGLUS), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Middle East Campus, United Arab Emirates
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 560 4 Extent: 448 pp
A comprehensive overview of the governance of urban infrastructures, this Companion combines illustrative cases with conceptual approaches to offer an innovative perspective on the governance of large urban infrastructure systems. Chapters examine the challenges facing urban infrastructure systems, including financial, economic, technological, social, ecological, jurisdictional and demand. 

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Providing a comprehensive overview of the governance of urban infrastructures, this Companion combines illustrative cases with conceptual approaches to offer an innovative perspective on the governance of large urban infrastructure systems. Contributions by leading scholars in the field present a transdisciplinary approach to the topic, with a global scope.

Chapters examine the challenges facing urban infrastructure systems, including financial, economic, technological, social, ecological, jurisdictional and demand. Using novel conceptualizations of urban infrastructure, and examining global cases of specific energy, mobility, water, housing, green and telecommunication systems, the Companion further illustrates how these challenges are interrelated with their governance. Finding efficiency, sustainability, and resilience to be key governance performance indicators, it concludes by highlighting the role that digitalization plays in making cities smarter and argues for the potential of digitalization for large urban infrastructure governance.

With global significance, this Companion will be an invaluable read for students and scholars of urban studies, governance and infrastructure. The informative case studies will be an excellent resource for city practitioners, officials and policymakers.

Critical Acclaim
‘The Elgar Companion to Urban Infrastructure Governance is an impressive collection of contributions on a variety of highly relevant topics. The editors have managed to produce a volume that covers timely issues in infrastructure governance and planning (such as digitalization, climate resilience, metropolitan governance and urban mobility). Remarkably, authors and cases are from all over the globe and the chapters are grounded in new scholarship. This is one of the most complete statements on urban infrastructure and enhances substantially our knowledge on urban governance and the provision of urban infrastructures.’
– Karsten Zimmermann, Dortmund University, Germany

‘Finger and Yanar have introduced today’s urban analyst to a treasure trove of case studies, data and “how-tos” from around the globe; rich country, poor country – all are faced with the mega challenge of the 21st century: sustainability. Each case study is unique in presenting the impacts of local governance, addressing critical issues (from Detroit to Nairobi). 21st century tools of analysis and modern technology –carefully presented throughout – make this a volume that is a must read for everyone in the urban infrastructure world, from practitioner to academic to citizen.’
– Robert E. Paaswell, City College of New York, US

‘Defined broadly or narrowly, infrastructure is critical to economic productivity and people’s quality of life in all societies. Infrastructure discourse is multidisciplinary. These authors amplify the discourse on lessons that can be learned as the world strives to make all facets of infrastructure “smart,” equitable, resilient, affordable and sustainable.’
– Jerry Kolo, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Contributors
Contributors: Janice A. Beecher, James F. Burton, Federico Camerin, Abril Cid, J. Ernst Drewes, Kamal Effendee, Cherie Enns, Matthias Finger, Andréa Finger-Stich, Francesco Gastaldi, Nicolas Hatem, Hashimoto Hongo, Fatih Hoşoğlu, İnan İzci, Arnoldo Matus Kramer, Ezatul Faizura Mustaffa, Christian Opitz, Başak Demireş Özkul, Francois Pieter Retief, Emilio Rodríguez-Izquierdo, Eric A. Scorsone, Armando Tetsuya, Alejandra Trejo-Nieto, Edgar O. Tungüí Rodríguez, Umut Alkım Tuncer, Mariske Van Aswegen, Ignazio Vinci, Imge Akcakaya Waite, Numan Yanar
Contents
Contents:

1 Introduction 1
Matthias Finger and Numan Yanar

PART I CASES
2 Detroit: A history of financial challenges for the motor city
government 16
Eric A. Scorsone
3 Cities facing economic development challenges: The case of
the Mexico City Metropolitan Area 32
Alejandra Trejo Nieto
4 Deciphering the complex structure of large urban systems
through the case study of Istanbul 51
Başak Demireş Özkul
5 Housing urbanism: Collective representation and its impact in the city 68
Armando Tetsuya Hashimoto Hongo
6 Sustainable community design amidst social challenges:
Insights from Nairobi, Kenya 87
Cherie Enns
7 Metropolitan governance: The challenge for the metropolitan
area of Mexico City 109
Edgar O. Tungü. Rodríguez

PART II CONCEPTUALIZATIONS
8 Urban energy systems: Municipal utilities and the case of Switzerland 129
Christian Opitz
9 Digitalization in urban mobility: An assessment through the
IGLUS framework 148
Umut Alkım Tuncer
10 Brownfield infrastructures 165
Francesco Gastaldi and Federico Camerin
11 A sociotechnical perspective on integrated urban water systems 181
Janice A. Beecher and James F. Burton
12 Telecommunication systems 200
Ezatul Faizura Mustaffa Kamal Effendee
13 Urban waste management: The case of Turkey and Istanbul 218
Fatih Hoşoğlu
14 Well-connected urban green infrastructures for more livable
and resilient urban systems 238
Andréa Finger-Stich

PART III GOVERNANCE
15 Efficiency in urban systems 264
J. Ernst Drewes
16 Large urban systems: Towards a sustainability framework 284
Mariske Van Aswegen and Francois Pieter Retief
17 Resilience of urban systems: Perspective for the integration of
climate resilience actions in the resilient cities network 308
Arnoldo Matus Kramer, Rodríguez-Izquierdo Emilio, and Abril Cid
18 Central–metropolitan government relations over urban
infrastructure governance: The case of Istanbul 329
İnan İzci
19 Citizen participation 350
İmge Akçakaya Waite
20 Planning 365
Ignazio Vinci
21 Digitalization 383
Matthias Finger
22 Urban infrastructures implemented in public–private partnerships 400
Nicolas Hatem

Index 419
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