The concept of urban governance draws attention to the actors, discourses
and institutions that play a role within city. It indicates negotiations
and network relations rather than hierarchical decision making by an
administration. Currently, governance as part of the New Urban Agenda is
regarded as crucial for the development of an inclusive city, and for achieving
the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 11). However, do the paradigm
shifts have to be even more radical in their focus on the citizen?