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Adapting the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda to the city level: Initial reflections from a comparative research project

Valencia, Sandra C. ; Simon, David ; Croese, Sylvia ; Nordqvist, Joakim LU ; Oloko, Michael ; Sharma, Tarun ; Taylor Buck, Nick and Versace, Ileana (2019) In International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development 11(1). p.4-23
Abstract
The Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda recognise the role
of cities in achieving sustainable development. However, these agendas were
agreed and signed by national governments and thus implementing them at the
local level requires a process of adaptation or localisation. In this paper, we analyse five aspects that practitioners and researchers need to consider when localising them: (1) delimitation of the urban boundary; (2) integrated governance; (3) actors; (4) synergies and trade-offs and (5) indicators. These considerations are interrelated, and while not exhaustive, provide an important initial step for reflection on the challenges and opportunities of working with these global agendas at the local... (More)
The Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda recognise the role
of cities in achieving sustainable development. However, these agendas were
agreed and signed by national governments and thus implementing them at the
local level requires a process of adaptation or localisation. In this paper, we analyse five aspects that practitioners and researchers need to consider when localising them: (1) delimitation of the urban boundary; (2) integrated governance; (3) actors; (4) synergies and trade-offs and (5) indicators. These considerations are interrelated, and while not exhaustive, provide an important initial step for reflection on the challenges and opportunities of working with these global agendas at the local level. The paper draws on the inception phase of an international comparative transdisciplinary research project in seven cities on four continents: Buenos Aires (Argentina), Cape Town (South Africa), Gothenburg (Sweden), Kisumu (Kenya), Malmö (Sweden), Sheffield (UK) and Shimla (India). (Less)
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SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals, New Urban Agenda, SDGs localisation, cities, SDG 11, urban SDG, transdisciplinary research, knowledge co-production, urban rights
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International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development
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1946-3138
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10.1080/19463138.2019.1573172
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  author       = {Valencia, Sandra C. and Simon, David and Croese, Sylvia and Nordqvist, Joakim and Oloko, Michael and Sharma, Tarun and Taylor Buck, Nick and Versace, Ileana},
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  series       = {International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development},
  title        = {Adapting the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda to the city level: Initial reflections from a comparative research project},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19463138.2019.1573172},
  doi          = {10.1080/19463138.2019.1573172},
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