How does the city function?
AAfter understanding how cities as a system, this Lecture will take the learners through some of the parts of this system that make it function. We will elaborate how governance functions at various scales, taking the cases of London and Mumbai. We will then bring our attention to land as a limited urban resource, and how management and planning are critical for the city’s functioning. We will talk about the various sources and uses of funds at the city level, and get us to think about new and innovative forms of financing the new goals of sustainable development. We will then close this week with why a city needs laws and order to prevent conflict and provide its citizens a safe environment to function and flourish.