Philanthropy and urban governance


Podcast "Philanthropy in question(s)" - Episode 18

Philanthropy and urban governance - Pablo Fuentenebro & Michele Acuto

What role does philanthropy play in urban governance?

There is little work on urban philanthropy, and more broadly on philanthropy in geography or urban sociology. However, the participation of philanthropy in cities is long-standing and constantly growing.

This is why, in this 18th episode of the "Philanthropy in question(s)" podcast, Anne Monier shares the key ideas of an article by Pablo Fuentenebro and Michele Acuto published in 2022, entitled "The Gifted City: Setting a Research Agenda for Philanthropy and Urban Governance". The researchers examine the role of philanthropy in urban governance, especially in an Anglo-Saxon context, and discuss the implications of this phenomenon.

The three main ideas of the article:

Anne Monier highlights in this episode the three key ideas developed by the authors in the article:

  • There is too little discussion about urban and philanthropic issues together;

  • Philanthropy plays a growing part in big urban initiatives and urban politics;

  • The role of the very wealthy in public policies, especially on territorial level, is questioning.

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