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Comparative Metropolitan Governance URB 615 (4)

Provides a critical evaluation of the varied nature and development of metropolitan governance. It focuses on differing city-regional forms and responsibilities, theoretically, and in North America, the EU, Asia, New Zealand and Israel. Emphasis is placed on comparing the political processes involved in the governing of major urban regions, especially on intergovernmental institutions and multilevel governance. The course also provides opportunities for students to interact with political/bureaucratic actors and local/comparative experts. The intention is to apply lessons from this comparative analysis to the Vancouver-centered region.