Urban Governance & Cooperation
RHV has a long track record of research projects dealing with issues of urban governance and cooperation. We have supplied our clients with studies on metropolitan governance (inter-municipal cooperation), cross-border cooperation, public-private partnerships and triple helix partnerships (governments-businesses-knowledge institutions). As economists we are particularly interested in the economic conditions under which such partnerships develop, on the macro level of the metropolitan region but also on the micro level of individual actors. Insight into the conditions under which actors are willing to cooperate, allows our clients to set-up effective and efficient cooperation structures. Our experience with international comparisons shows that context matters: the development of governance coalitions cannot be analysed without understanding the place-specific and path-dependent spatial-economic and institutional setting.
- Industrial Tourism: Where the public meets the private (Otgaar, 2011)
- Towards healthy cities: comparing conditions for change (Otgaar, Klijs and Van den Berg, 2010)
- Empowering metropolitan regions through new forms of cooperation (Otgaar, Van den Berg, Van der Meer and Speller, 2008)
- Attractiveness of Regions and Cities for Residents and Visitors (ATTREG) (2010-2013)
- Innovative Urban Development Strategies for Sustainable Competitiveness (City Engines) (2011-2014)
- Partners for Healthy Cities (2007-2009)