Albert Meijer (Utrecht University) presents a new paradigm for understanding governance in an information age.
Albert Meijer is Professor of Public Management at the Utrecht University School of Governance. Speaking via Microsoft Teams within the framework of the Digital Governance Research Colloquium, Meijer presented a new perspective on urban governance in an information age. Based on a paper he co-authored with two colleagues, he argued that the introduction of new tools for open collaboration in the public domain were rapidly changing the way collaborative action was organised. A new paradigm was needed to better explain these emerging innovative forms of governing cities, he said.