Basics and Features of Public Urban Governance

  • Igor PONKIN Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Department of the state and municipal administration of the Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, Russian Federation


This article is devoted to the study of the basic principles and features of the implementation of public administration of the city. The author's definition of the concept of the city from the point of view of public administration is examined and presented, the functions of the city are considered. The author concludes that the city (as a living environment) is ambivalent. Signs of the city, which determine the features of public urban governance are considered in this article. Public administration of the city is characterized by a number of significant features that distinguish such administration from public administration of a dispersed territory with a significantly lower population density and with spatial distribution of the population (for example, of a region or a municipal district). The main tools and tasks of public administration of the city, as well as the main problems and difficulties of such administration, have been studied and determined. In particular, the emphasis on the uncertainty of such administration was given. The author refers to the concept of ‘smart city’ studying and explaining its essence and nature, offering interpretation of this concept.


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How to Cite
PONKIN, Igor. Basics and Features of Public Urban Governance. Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 1, p. 326-335, mar. 2019. ISSN 2068-696X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 june 2024. doi: