How do cities govern themselves as they grow bigger? The answer can shape the competitiveness
and quality of life in those cities and depends on a number of factors, ranging from
the country's institutional framework to the cities' specific socioeconomic dynamics.
This report presents a typology of metropolitan governance arrangements observed across
OECD countries and offers guidance for cities seeking for more effective co-ordination,
with a closer look at two sectors that are strategic importance for urban growth:
transport and spatial planning.
The report draws from international examples of metropolitan governance mechanisms,
and includes a series of in-depth case studies in a selection of six large metropolitan
areas: Aix-Marseille (France), Frankfurt (Germany), Athens (Greece), Daejeon (Korea),
Puebla-Tlaxcala (Mexico), and Chicago (United States).