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Planning and KnowledgeHow New Forms of Technocracy Are Shaping Contemporary Cities$
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Mike Raco and Federico Savini

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447345244

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447345244.001.0001

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Local government in the face of crisis: changing public management of urban projects in Amsterdam

Local government in the face of crisis: changing public management of urban projects in Amsterdam

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(p.59) 5 Local government in the face of crisis: changing public management of urban projects in Amsterdam
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Planning and Knowledge
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Thijs Koolmees

Stan Majoor

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447345244.003.0005

This chapter explores the reform of the working processes and organisational structures of the public management bureaucracies in the Amsterdam municipality. It reflects on the mechanisms through which technocratic thinking gets institutionalised within existing public government bodies, and reveals the development of public planning expertise in contemporary urban governance. This chapter particularly questions the changing role of public bureaucracies in the Netherlands, a country where public expertise still plays a central role in urban governance, but is progressively being reformed to accommodate private actors. It shows how the city's internal bureaucratic structure has been reformed and reorganised under processes of austerity and de-regulation to promote quick adjustments to plans and efficient delivery. Leadership and working processes are becoming increasingly focused on ‘flexible implementation’ and the production of entrepreneurial modes of governance.

Keywords:   Amsterdam, Netherlands, public management, public planning expertise, austerity, de-regulation, flexible implementation, urban governance

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