7.2 Smart & Livable Cities: Governance, Management, Leadership

  • Karl-Heinz Pogner Copenhagen Business School
  • Elena Dybtsyna Business School / High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University Bodø
  • Anne Pâssilä Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology
Keywords: Urban Governance, Smart City, Livable City, Leadership, Citizen, Public Innovation


Cities as ecosystems are emerging and developing in the context of global economy and new forms of organizing in self-organized networks. In these networks, new forms of power relations, governance and leadership emerge. They create new opportunities in the way administration and citizens ‘plan’ their cities. Urban planning, architecture and public innovation are envisioned as intertwined practices allowing both what is emerging and what can be controlled. The success of co-creating within and between the public and the private sector, political and administrative bodies, and civil society seems much depending on an amalgamation of top-down rules and bottom-up activities.


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