Cities for Human Development
For the last 30 years, the idea of ‘cities as engines of growth’ has played a key role in capturing the imagination of decision-makers and encouraging public and private investments into cities. However, at the same time, the world has experienced the urbanisation of poverty and inequality. Urban de...
Urban Governance in the Realm of Complexity
Meine Pieter van Dijk, Jurian Edelenbos, Kees van Rooijen
The challenge in the face of growing urban complexity is to foster new forms of urban governance through collective action, urban governance networks, and new forms of multi-level governance. New approaches to urban governance are arising to stand alongside technical or management solutions. Governa...
Growing Better Cities
Growing Better Cities: Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Development
This text aims to stimulate debate about risk reduction in urban settings and to identify key issues for further advocacy. The authors propose a conceptual framework for understanding urban vulnerability and link the concept with disaster risk.
For Hunger Proof Cities
For Hunger Proof Cities: Sustainable urban food systems