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Metropolitan Elitism, Marginalisation and the Need for ‘Smartness’ in Governing the Regionalised City (Elitismo metropolitano, marginalizzazione e necessità di smartness nel governo dei processi di regionalizzazione del fenomeno urbano)
Titolo Rivista:  TERRITORIO
Autori/Curatori: Tassilo Herrschel
Anno di pubblicazione: 2017 Fascicolo: 83 Lingua: Inglese
Numero pagine: 5 P. 32-36 Dimensione file: 126 KB
DOI: 10.3280/TR2017-083004
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This paper introduces the notion of ‘smartness’ in the governance of city-regions as an approach to reconcile competing and conflicting interests and outcomes between an increasingly metropolitan-centric competitiveness agenda and a territorially-based, concern with more equitable development of the state. While the former produces selective networks of opportunity-driven nodes of place and agency, circumscribing a virtual space of interconnection and inter- interaction, the latter refers to conventional territorial entities of control, power, governing legitimation and collective belonging. The ability to connect structure and agency, i.e. static and more dynamic interests, without reconfiguring the state, is where innovative, entrepreneurial and also experimental - i.e. ‘smart’ policy making and governance is required. This conundrum between conflicting, individualist aspirations and the need for considering collective interests in a representative democracy, is illustrated by the example of the Øresund Region

Questo articolo introduce la nozione di ‘smart governance’ applicata al contesto delle city-region e intesa come approccio di riconciliazione tra interessi e risultati conflittuali espressi da agende di competitività metropolitana e di coesione territoriale. Mentre le prime producono reti selettive di nodi di opportunità, le seconde si riferiscono a convenzionali entità territoriali di potere. Collegare gli spazi economicamente definiti di opportunità selezionate ad appartenenze territoriali, connotate dal punto di vista politico e identitario, è un'operazione che richiede una ‘smart’city-regional governance’. La confusione tra aspirazioni e idealismi contrastanti e la necessità di risposte ‘intelligenti’ sono illustrate dai due esempi delle regioni dell’Øresund e dell’Inghilterra Settentrionale

Keywords: Competitività; marginalizzazione; governance


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