Good Urban Governance: Evidence from a Model City?

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Marijn Meijering

Authors: A. Gilbert

Publication Year: 2006


Journal: Bulletin of Latin American Research

Volume: 25

Issue: 3

Categories: Resilience


Few cities in Latin America provide much evidence of good governance. However, during the last fifteen years, Bogotá has been transformed and now qualifies in certain respects as an example of ‘best practice’. The paper considers how Bogotá changed and whether it can continue its improvement, an especially interesting question insofar as a left‐wing administration has been in charge since 2004. Of course, the city is by no means perfect and national issues continue to create difficulties both for the poor and for the local administration.


Marijn Meijering