29 July 2021

Dr Madeleine Pill releases new book 'Governing Cities: Politics & Policy'

The new book, which is out now, discusses aspects of city governance across the UK, Europe, North America and Australia.

Madeleine Pill in front of glass door

Governing Cities: Politics & Policy (Palgrave Macmillan) poses critical questions about how cities are governed, by whom, according to what values, and for whom.  The 'how' covers urban politics and the policy instruments which result.  The 'by whom' addresses power relations within and beyond the city.  The 'for whom' centres equity and the role of citizens and collective action in how we are governed.  In addressing these questions, my intent is to equip and enthuse critical urbanists to better understand politics and policymaking in relation to cities and how to improve them both.

Madeleine Pill is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, UK.  Her research and teaching, conducted in the UK, US and Australia, focus on equitable change in the state-society relationships of urban governance.