Patricia L. McCarney

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  • Comparative Politics
  • Development Studies


  • MESc, University of Toronto
  • M.C.P., University of Manitoba
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Patricia L. McCarney

Associate Professor
Director, Global City Indicators Facility


Research on international development, local governance, and global cities. Publications in process: Local Space, Politics and Economy: The Power of Good Planning for a Globalizing World; and, “Cities at Risk: Implications for Governance.” Publications: Cities and Global Governance – New Sites for International Relations; Peri-Urban Water and Sanitation Services: Policy, Planning and Method; Cities and Climate Change: Governance Challenges Climate Change & Cities 1st Assessment Report UCCRN; Metropolitan Governance: Emerging Policy Directions for the Governance of Inter-Municipal Territories; Governance on the Ground: Innovations and Discontinuities in Cities of the Developing World; Cities and Governance: New Directions in Latin America, Asia and Africa; and, The Changing Nature of Local Government in the Developing World.

Research Interests

  • International Development
  • Local Governance
  • Global Cities