Agglomerations as a global governance challenge

06 July
Agglomeration development is a complex governance challenge for the largest megacities. The need to create a strategy for long-term territorial development, ensuring transport connectivity and sufficient infrastructure, requires the creation of new governance models and management tools. The formation of a strategic vision for agglomeration development, coordination of the legislative framework, development of effective investment tools, as well as involvement of key stakeholders in the process - regions, state companies, development and business institutions - are key elements of a successful management structure. ? What strategies, practices and models of agglomeration governance are used by leading megacities? ? Is a national comprehensive spatial plan necessary for effective management? ? At what level, national or regional, should agglomeration development projects be initiated? ? What mechanisms stimulate coordination between key stakeholders?