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Developing National Urban Policies

Ways Forward to Green and Smart Cities

Editors: Kundu, Debolina, Sietchiping, Remy, Kinyanjui, Michael (Eds.)

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  • Helps readers understand sustainable urbanization and related challenges at the global, regional, and national levels through discussions of various nations’ urban policies 
  • Reflects and promotes the UN’s new urban agenda for HABITAT III, which focuses on national urban policies 
  • Is highly topical, addressing the latest developments in connection with the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda and the Paris Declaration of 2015 
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This book discusses and analyzes past and ongoing national urban policy development efforts from around the globe, particularly those that can lead the way toward smart and green cities. In view of the adoption of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially the goal to have cities that are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, urban policies that can help achieve this goal are urgently needed. The UN-Habitat (HABITAT III) puts national urban policies at the heart of implementing and rethinking the urban agenda, and identifies them as being integral to the equitable and sustainable development of nations. Against this background, this important book, which gathers contributions from academics, planners and urban specialists, reviews existing urban policies from developing and developed nations, discusses various countries’ smart and green urban policies, and outlines the way forward. As such, it is essential reading for all social scientists, planners, designers, architects, and policymakers working on urban development around the world.  

About the authors

Debolina Kundu, Ph.D., is a Professor at the National Institute of Urban Affairs, India, and has over 25 years of professional experience in the field of development studies. She has been a doctoral fellow with the Indian Council of Social Science Research and holds a Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has worked as a consultant with various national and international agencies on issues of urban development, migration, poverty, governance and exclusion. She is currently the Country Principal Investigator for Global Challenge Research Fund project titled Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhood support by United Kingdom Research and Innovation. She is also the HUDCO Chair and Editor-in-Chief of the journals Environment and Urbanization, Asia (SAGE) and Urban India (NIUA). She has authored many publications in peer reviewed journals and books. 

Remy Sietchiping, Ph.D., is Chief of Policy, Legislation and Governance Section within the Urban Practices Branch of the Global Solutions Division of UN-Habitat at its Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently working on national urban policies within spatial frameworks, legislation and governance, metropolitan development, urban corridor development and cluster, systems of connected cities and urban-rural linkages. He has over 25 years of experience and he coordinates global, regional, national and sub-national projects and programmes around the World.

Michael Kinyanjui is an Urban Policy Specialist at the Policy, Legislation and Governance Section within the Urban Practices Branch of the Global Solutions Division of UN-Habitat at its Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. He offers technical advice to member states on formulation and review of national urban policies and regional and spatial planning frameworks. Previously worked as a Consultant with UN-Habitat’s Policy Analysis Branch in research and drafting of Global Reports on Human Settlements. Current interest includes evaluation of national urban policies in implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals particularly SDG-11, and the New Urban Agenda and development of the Global State of National Urban Policies 2020 report. Michael has over 15 years international experience in urban development.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing National Urban Policies
Book Subtitle
Ways Forward to Green and Smart Cities
Editors
  • Debolina Kundu
  • Remy Sietchiping
  • Michael Kinyanjui
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3738-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3738-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-3737-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 450
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 108 illustrations in colour
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