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The Globalisation of Urban Governance

The Globalisation of Urban Governance

1st Edition

Helmut Philipp Aust, Anél du Plessis
December 11, 2018

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the UN General Assembly in 2015 represents the latest attempt by the international community to live up to the challenges of a planet that is out of control. Sustainable Development Goal 11 envisages inclusive, safe, resilient and...

The Global City 2.0: From Strategic Site to Global Actor

The Global City 2.0: From Strategic Site to Global Actor

1st Edition

Kristin Ljungkvist
October 23, 2017

Global cities all over the world are taking on new roles as they increasingly participate directly and independently in international affairs and global politics. So far, surprisingly few studies have analyzed the role of the Global City beyond its already well explicated role in the globalized...

Greening Post-Industrial Cities: Growth, Equity, and Environmental Governance

Greening Post-Industrial Cities: Growth, Equity, and Environmental Governance

1st Edition

Corina McKendry
September 27, 2017

City greening has been heralded for contributing to environmental governance and critiqued for exacerbating displacement and inequality.  Bringing these two disparate analyses into conversation, this book offers a comparative understanding of how tensions between growth, environmental protection,...

The Urban Climate Challenge: Rethinking the Role of Cities in the Global Climate Regime

The Urban Climate Challenge: Rethinking the Role of Cities in the Global Climate Regime

1st Edition

Craig Johnson, Noah Toly, Heike Schroeder
March 14, 2017

Drawing upon a variety of empirical and theoretical perspectives, The Urban Climate Challenge provides a hands-on perspective about the political and technical challenges now facing cities and transnational urban networks in the global climate regime. Bringing together experts working in the fields...

Global Cities and Climate Change: The Translocal Relations of Environmental Governance

Global Cities and Climate Change: The Translocal Relations of Environmental Governance

1st Edition

Taedong Lee
November 16, 2016

Cities have led the way to combat climate change by planning and implementing climate mitigation and adaptation policies. These local efforts go beyond national boundaries. Cities are forming transnational networks to enhance their understandings and practices for climate policies. In contrast to...

The Power of Cities in International Relations

The Power of Cities in International Relations

1st Edition

Simon Curtis
May 31, 2016

Cities have become increasingly important to global politics, but have largely occupied a peripheral place in the academic study of International Relations (IR). This is a notable oversight for the discipline, although one which may be explained by IR’s traditional state centrism, the subjugation...

Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental Governance: Spaces of Innovation, Places of Leadership

Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental Governance: Spaces of Innovation, Places of Leadership

1st Edition

Sofie Bouteligier
September 11, 2014

As a result of global dynamics—the increasing interconnection of people and places—innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet.  This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our...

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