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Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Jean Loup Drubigny "BLACK HOLES - IMPROVING EFFICIENCY BETWEEN LOCAL ACTORS"

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The talk given by Jean Lpou Drubigny, former head of the URBACT Secretariat, during the URBACT Summer University 2013 at the Trinity College in Dublin.

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Summer University 2013: URBACT Talk - Jean Loup Drubigny "BLACK HOLES - IMPROVING EFFICIENCY BETWEEN LOCAL ACTORS"

  1. 1. URBACT TALK: BLACK HOLES - IMPROVING EFFICIENCY BETWEEN LOCAL ACTORS  Jean Loup DRUBIGNY, Former Head of the URBACT Secretariat Title of Your Presentation 2
  2. 2. BLACK HOLES In the governance of local authorities Title of Your Presentation 3
  3. 3. STORY TELLING • A French mayor in the Berlin URBACT conference • City hall: the two towers • The young Eurocrat and the old mayor • The mayor and the technocrat 4Title of Your Presentation
  4. 4. VERSUS •ELECTION versus STABILITY •GROUND versus BUREAUCRACY •LEGITIMACY versus EXPERTISE •COURAGE versus PRAGMATISM •LONG TERM versus SHORT TERM •STRATEGY versus ROUTINE •IMPARTIALITY versus CLIENTELISM 5Title of Your Presentation
  5. 5. An organized collaboration • Elected representatives • Administrative and technical staff • The grey zone • The test of political changes 6Title of Your Presentation
  6. 6. Improving the effectiveness of the tandem • organizing complementarity • avoiding overlapping • regulating relationship more than ruling it • organizing relationship and working with external actors • answering to the incentives of larger scale public authorities 7Title of Your Presentation
  7. 7. URBACT dealing with questions of local governance • European mainstream analysis and vision • Take variety into account • Propose rather than impose • Open opportunities • Provide networking ideas and practices
  8. 8. TOWARDS A NEW FRONTIER ! We all agree on the direction… URBACT provides a set of tools… Ode to diversity and complexity ! 9Title of Your Presentation

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