## Article: Open Governance: A New Paradigm for Understanding Urban Governance in an Information Age

Open Governance, Open Source, Politics

Open Governance: A New Paradigm for Understanding Urban Governance in an Information Age

This theoretical viewpoint paper presents a new perspective on urban governance in an information age. Smart city governance is not only about technology but also about re-organizing collaboration between a variety of actors. The introduction of new tools for open collaboration in the public domain is rapidly changing the way collaborative action is organized.

These technologies reduce the transaction costs for massive collaboration dramatically and thus facilitate new forms of collaboration that we could call “open governance”: