The Globalisation of Urban Governance

1st Edition

Helmut Philipp Aust, Anél du Plessis

Routledge
December 20, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9781138485495 - CAT# K349337
Series: Cities and Global Governance

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Summary

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 bounds. Sustainable Development Goal 11 set out the vision that by 2030 cities around the globe are to be inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. This globally agreed vision forms part of a trend of international policy on good urban governance and now awaits implementation. Fifteen original contributions collectively examine how this global vision has been developed on a conceptual level, how it plays out in various areas of urban governance and how it is implemented in varying local contexts. The overarching hypothesis presented herein is that SDG 11 proves that local governance is recognized as an autonomous yet interrelated part of the global pursuit of sustainable development. Taken together, the volume analyses three core questions:

  • How have the normative ideals set forth in SDG 11 been developed?
  • What are the meaning of the four sub-goals of SDG 11 and how do these relate to each other?
  • What does SDG 11 imply for urban law and governance in the domestic context and how are local processes of urban governance internationalized?

The Globalization of Urban Governance makes an important scholarly contribution by linking the narrative on globalization of good urban governance in various social sciences with the legal discourse. It deliberates global governance and connects the existing debate about cities and their place in global governance with some of the most pertinent questions that lawyers face today.

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