The Institutional Construction of Metropolitan Governance

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Sep 2019
Rojas, Francisca Maria Magdalena; Vera, Felipe
The complexity of urban centers has increased. Cities have been transformed into territories that present important governance, interjurisdictional coordination, and financing challenges. Approximately 47% of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean live in 180 urban centers with a population of more than 100,000 inhabitants, equivalent to about 265 million people. Metropolitan Areas are a great part of these urban centers. Considering the need to define a new way to deal with the problems derived from the growth of urban areas involving more than one municipality or district, it becomes relevant to discuss various visions and experiences to understand how metropolitan management can be approached in a coordinated and collaborative way. This publication presents a collection of experiences, voices, and territories, in order to become a document that can allow for reflection and proposals for the governance of Metropolitan Areas.