The international symposium “Urban governance in Europe: Preparing for Diversity, Social Sustainability and Migration” was held on September 28-30 in Oslo. The symposium was inspiring event with presentations, discussions and ideas related to urban governance in the modern world.
The European population is increasingly moving to cities. In this setting they face diverse challenges due to rapid growth. Cities may also face challenges due to shrinkage or they struggle in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Examples of problems European cities face can be local pollution, congestion, lack of appropriate housing, inequality, insecurity and more. This symposium paid attention to governance processes in dealing with these types of challenges.
This symposium, in a number of sessions, explored the governance of cities. By “governance” we mean better knowledge of organizational solutions, mechanisms and outcomes, both from a top-down and a bottom-up perspective.
Some of symposium activities were financed by the project EEZ/NFI/S/2015/024 „Mobility in political science and sociology”.