|Title||Smart City-Regional Governance: A 'Dual Transition'|
|Authors||Herrschel, T. and Dierwechter, Y.|
This paper introduces the concept of ‘dual transition’ in relation to the notion of ‘smartness’ in city-regional governance. This consists of two intersecting dimensions, a broader change in political-economic and societal circumstances which surround city-regions, and a more detailed, local change towards ‘smartness’ in policy practices. Although ‘smart’ seems to have become a somewhat ubiquitous adjective in urban policy, it seeks to project policies that seek to go beyond a one-dimensional ‘growth agenda’ by addressing also the multifaceted quest for social, economic and environmental sustainability. The underlying shift in discourse, rationality and suggested policy responses in both dimensions may be captured by the concept of ‘transition’ in relation to policies and governance. Originally developed in conjunction with broad political-economic regime change, such as post-authoritarian democratisation, the idea of ‘transition’ has also been applied to the more specific concept of sustainability as ‘sustainability transition’.
|Keywords||smart, sustainability, competitiveness, city-regions, transition, governance|
|Journal citation||300 (1), pp. 20-21|
|Publisher||Regional Studies Association|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/13673882.2015.11668693|