Innovative Governance of Urban Green Spaces: Learning from 18 innovatives examples around Europe

Arjen Buijs, Birgit Elands, Gilles Havik, Bianca Ambrose-Oji, Eva Gerőházi, Alexander van der Jagt, Thomas Mattijssen, Maja Steen Møller, Kati Hannele Vierikko

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


In this report we have investigated 18 examples of innovative governance arrangements in urban green space management across Europe. In this analyses, we focused on three interrelated research questions: i) What do innovative governance arrangements look like in terms of aims, actors, structure, contexts, dynamics, and which of their elements can be seen as innovative? ii) Which are the most important perceived effects of these arrangements in their environmental and political contexts? iii) What lessons can be drawn from the supporting and hindering factors for these arrangements, and the power dynamics that take place?
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGreen surge
Number of pages177
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2016
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Fields of Science

  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • Governance
  • European cities
  • Green spaces
  • Initiatives

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