Judith Innes has reframed the concepts of local decision-making and governance through her writings on communicative planning. In this article she identifies Metropolitan Governance as a means to achieve good decision-making starting with regional data and new structures of communication, data analysis, and collaboration.
Please summarize the key points in this article.
Then answer these questions:
1) Why are regions important as the basis for data in her “strategies for megaregion governance?” Describe/explain.
2) Compare and contrast a standard structure of intergovernmental relations with this article’s description of collaborative dialogue, networks and self-organization for megaregion governance. Describe or elaborate on this comparison.