Research and analysis

Future of cities: comparative urban governance

Report looking at city governance and local decision-making models in the UK and around the world.


Comparative urban governance (WP10)


This paper compares urban governance systems in selected cities around the world and reviews the recent history of local governance in the UK. It considers the implications of future trends, setting out the opportunities and challenges for UK urban governance up to 2065.

This working paper was commissioned as part of the Foresight future of cities project.

Published 2 October 2014