Theoretical Aspects of Territorial and Metropolitan Governance

Oana Popescu, Jianca Ştefan-Gorîn, Antonio Tache

Rezumat/Abstract. In order to become engines of development, large cities require modernization in the area of urban governance. The first part of the article focuses on theoretical concepts of governance and territorial governance, including the instruments that promote good governance, such as the fight against corruption, and its measurement indicators. The second part of the article deals with governance in metropolitan areas, describing several metropolitan bodies of governance, specialised in spatial planning and transportation, discussing the need of coordination and the collaborative approach as a premise for ensuring better transport accessibility and more harmonized spatial plans. Finally, the article presents solutions and recommendations for an efficient reform of metropolitan governance.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: territorial governance, decentralization, corruption, metropolitan governance, coordination

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