Special Issue "Opportunities and Challenges of Metropolitan Governance"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jack W. Meek

College of Business and Public Management, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA 91750, USA
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Interests: Metropolitan governance; Managing complex systems & networks; Civic Engagement

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Administrative Sciences examines “Opportunities and Challenges of Metropolitan Governance”. The special issue is interested in research that addresses how metropolitan areas and regions are responding to patterns of globalization (climate change, migration, expanding trade, information expansion, human mobility), natural disasters (weather fire, earthquake, and others), population growth, and/or metropolitan wealth inequities. The Special Issue is interested in how metropolitan governments are addressing transportation infrastructure demands, housing needs, environmental quality, and water distribution and quality through the adoption of innovative practices and policy choices that enable adaptive and transformative governance capacities and enhance public welfare in metropolitan areas.

The Special Issue welcomes contributions from a variety of disciplines, including urban planning, public administration, urban affairs, land use, and related fields. The Special Issue welcomes a variety of perspectives (complexity sciences, computational modeling, systems analysis, policy studies, urban design, administrative studies, organizational and management theory, public health), as well as a variety of analytical techniques and methodologies. The subject areas of interest for this Special Issue include topics such as housing policy and strategies, transportation management, use and implementation of smart technologies, infrastructure project management, community development, and health and urban populations.

Research that demonstrates paths toward achieving sustainable, resilient, and viable communities that promote social equity and diversity through the adaptive qualities of metropolitan regional strategies is most welcome.

Dr. Jack W. Meek
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • metropolitan governance
  • urban planning
  • urban management
  • resilience
  • globalization
  • adaptive management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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