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Geographica Helvetica
Geogr. Helv., 72, 65-76, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-72-65-2017
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02 Feb 2017
Consulting completed: temporal aspects of expertise in urban development during times of fast policies
Anne Vogelpohl

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Management consultants like McKinsey or Roland Berger have gained a new role in urban policy since the millennium, whereas urban politicians search for immediate solutions for urban crises and recipes for being internationally competitive. Experiences from six German cities expose the diverse roles that management consultants play in urban policy today: short-term consulting causes a stimulus for change but often results in an ambivalent amalgamation of professionalization and narrowness.
Management consultants like McKinsey or Roland Berger have gained a new role in urban policy...
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