International high-level dialogue forum

Shaping a globalised world

City-centred global governance in times of radical uncertainty

Achim Wennmann
September 2023: 4 Seiten


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Cities are ever more important in an era of radical uncertainty in which multiple risk factors converge into acute and recurring crises and systemic breakdowns. This article underlines the importance of problem-solving mechanisms in cities to cushion the effects from governance system failure. By prioritising instruments such as problem driven iterative adaptation (PDIA), collective action or platforms, cities can solve problem faster and shape the political systems relevant for the protection against future risk.

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