The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice

Caprotti, F., Cowley, R., Datta, A., Castán Broto, V., Gao, E., Georgeson, L., Herrick, C., Odendaal, N. and Joss, S. (2017) The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice. Urban Research and Practice, 10(3), pp. 367-378. (doi:10.1080/17535069.2016.1275618)

Caprotti, F., Cowley, R., Datta, A., Castán Broto, V., Gao, E., Georgeson, L., Herrick, C., Odendaal, N. and Joss, S. (2017) The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice. Urban Research and Practice, 10(3), pp. 367-378. (doi:10.1080/17535069.2016.1275618)

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Abstract

The UN-HABITAT III conference held in Quito in late 2016 enshrined the first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) with an exclusively urban focus. SDG 11, as it became known, aims to make cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable through a range of metrics, indicators, and evaluation systems. It also became part of a post-Quito ‘New Urban Agenda’ that is still taking shape. This paper raises questions around the potential for reductionism in this new agenda, and argues for the reflexive need to be aware of the types of urban space that are potentially sidelined by the new trends in global urban policy.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Part of the work that contributed to the article was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number ES/L015978/1;‘Smart eco-cities for a green economy: a comparative study of Europe and China’].
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Joss, Professor Simon
Authors: Caprotti, F., Cowley, R., Datta, A., Castán Broto, V., Gao, E., Georgeson, L., Herrick, C., Odendaal, N., and Joss, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Urban Research and Practice
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1753-5069
ISSN (Online):1753-5077
Published Online:09 January 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Urban Research and Practice 10(3): 367-378
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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