What are the consequences of globalization for the regions? Can they adapt their economic structure to the new circumstances and exploit their competitive advantages? Can political institutions also keep pace with these developments, in particular in defining efficient governance?

The new study from Avenir Swiss uses the example of the Lake Geneva region as the basis for a discussion of these questions, inviting recognized experts to talk about efficient metropolitan governance from a variety of different perspectives.

Contributions from Serge Bimpage, Claude Jeanrenaud, Laurent Matile, Olivier Meuwly, Daniel Müller-Jentsch and Wolf Zinkl form the basis for fourteen guiding principles for effective metropolitan governance. These are presented at the end of the publication by Xavier Comtesse, who also argues that Switzerland’s metropolitan regions do not need a single master plan and explains how to implement liberal solutions that take account of the autonomy of each individual region.