From June 30 to July 3, 2011, researchers from the Governance group, the MCRI Advisory Board, and several international collaborators met at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig to hold a workshop on the theme of Suburban Governance.
The papers presented at the workshop included both theoretical studies such as "Governing Suburbia: Modalities and Mechanisms of Suburban Governance" by Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil, as well as papers that examine the processes of suburban governance in specific places, including North America, Europe, Africa, and South-East Asia.
The goal of the workshop was to present and refine these papers in preparation for an edited book on suburban governance.
In addition, 13 master’s students from York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies travelled to Berlin and Leipzig to participate in a graduate urban planning course, co-taught by a team of York University faculty members under the directorship of FES Professor Ute Lehrer. The students learned first-hand how German planners are responding to large-scale population decline in urbanized areas.
Click here for the Suburban Governance Workshop program.