Municipal managers in developing Asia are faced with the formidable challenge of finding ways of dealing with rapid urbanization, growing demand for better public services, and declining financial support from central governments.
|Title||Asian cities in the 21st century : contemporary approaches to municipal management. Volume I. Leadership and change in city management : proceedings of a forum in Tokyo, Japan, 16-20 February 1998|
|Publication Type||Conference Report|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Authors||Hamid, N, Martin, J|
|Pagination||ix, 129 p.|
|Publisher||Asian Development Bank|
|Place Published||Manila, Philippines|
|Keywords||administration, case studies, economic development, financing, philippines naga city, planning, policies, sdiurb, sri lanka colombo, uebw, urban areas|
Municipal managers in developing Asia are faced with the formidable challenge of finding ways of dealing with rapid urbanization, growing demand for better public services, and declining financial support from central governments. Since economic activity and wealth are largely generated in the cities, the resources needed for meeting these challenges are available, but tapping the resources requires a significant improvement in the management of the cities. Some Asian cities are successfully meeting these challenges, and local leaders learn best from each other. Therefore, the Asian Development Bank organized a number of workshops for local government officials to share their experiences and learn from the success stories. This volume summarizes the proceedings of a forum at the ADB Institute in Tokyo where 31 officials from 14 Asian cities discussed issues and techniques relating to leadership, corporate and business plans, human resource management, and customer focus.
|Custom 1||155.0, 126|