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Governing Sustainable Cities
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Bob Evans Marko Joas
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Governing Sustainable Cities

Bob Evans Marko Joas Susan Sundback Kate Theobald


9781844071685

Earthscan Ltd


Regional government;
Sustainability;
Urban & municipal planning


Hardback

160 pages

$252.00
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Urban governance and sustainability are rapidly becoming key issues around the world. Currently three billion people - half the population of the planet - live in cities, and by 2050 a full two-thirds of the world's population will be housed in ever larger and increasingly densely populated urban areas. The economic, social and environmental challenges posed by urbanization on such a large scale and at such a rapid pace are staggering for local, regional and national governments working towards sustainability.

Solutions to the myriad problems plaguing the quest for sustainability at the city-level are equally as diverse and complex, but are rooted in the assumptions of the 'sustainability agenda', developed at the Rio Earth Summit and embodied in Local Agenda/Action 21. These assumptions state that good governance is a necessary precondition for the achievement of sustainable development, particularly at the local level, and that the mobilization of local communities is an essential part of this process. Yet until now, these assumptions, which have guided the policies and programmes of over 6000 local authorities around the world, have never been seriously tested.

Drawing on three years of field research in 40 European towns and cities, Governing for Sustainable Cities is the first book to examine empirically the processes of urban governance in sustainable development. Looking at a host of core issues including institutional and social capacity, institutional design, social equity, politics, partnerships and cooperation and creative policy-making, the authors draw compelling conclusions and offer strong guidance. This book is essential reading for policy-makers, politicians, activists and NGOs, planners, researchers and academics, whether in Europe, North America, Australasia or transitional and developing countries, concerned with advancing sustainability in our rapidly urbanizing world.

By:   Bob Evans, Marko Joas, Susan Sundback, Kate Theobald
Imprint:   Earthscan Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   408g
ISBN:   9781844071685
ISBN 10:   1844071685
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   November 2004
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Primary ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Preface * 'The Level of Government Closest to the People...' Government, Governance and Local Sustainability * Meeting the Sustainability Challenge * Institutional Capacity and Social Capacity * Local Government and Civil Society * Governing for Sustainability * An Agenda for Action * Appendix A: DISCUS Fieldwork Methodology * References * Index

Bob Evans is Director of the Sustainable Cities Research Institute, Northumbria University. Marko Joas is Head of Research in the Department of Social Science and Public Administration, Abo Akademi University, Finland. Susan Sundback is a sociologist who has worked at Abo Akademi University and Bergen University, Norway. Kate Theobald is a Research Fellow at the Sustainable Cities Research Institute.

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