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Author Dodman, David, author

Title Integrating the environment in urban planning and management : key principles and approaches for cities in the 21st century / David Dodman, Gordon McGranahan and Barry Dalal-Clayton ; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Published Nairobi, Kenya : United Nations Environment Programme, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (82 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction. The context for the report ; Urbanization in global perspective ; Methodologies and initiatives for urban environmental management -- Relevant environmental issues for cities. Conceptualising the urban environment ; Local environments and climate change ; Global benefits of integrating the environment in urban planning and management -- Strategies for integrating the environment in urban planning and management. Lessons from the city development strategy (CDS) ; Green urban economy approach -- Conclusion: principles for integrating the environment in urban planning and management. Participation, politics and political commitment ; Harmonization and multi-level governance ; Identifying and overcoming gaps and challenges -- Appendix I. Mainstreaming the environment in urban areas in Ghana ; Mainstreaming the environment in urban areas in Uganda ; Mainstreaming the environment in urban areas in the Philippines -- Appendix II. Environmental mainstreaming diagnostic for urban areas ; More information on environmental mainstreaming: (A) Mainstreaming in city administrations, (B) Project-level mainstreaming
Summary "Increasing urbanization will be one of the defining features of the 21st century. This produces particular environmental challenges, but also creates opportunities for urban development that can contribute to broader goals of improving the quality of life for urban residents while achieving greater levels of global sustainability. Recognizing the increasing role of cities, this report builds on the 2007 report Liveable Cities: the benefits of urban environmental planning to explore how a variety of issues have been taken into account in different urban areas, and how a range of activities have been implemented that show the potential for integrating the environment in urban planning and management. Since the launch of the Liveable Cities report in 2007, cities have become increasingly prominent in terms of addressing global environmental issues. While the 2007 report focused on a listing of tools that the city government could use to integrate environment issues into city processes, this report sought to understand how the tools were used by cities. Focusing on the City Development Strategy (CDS), the report draws on two main data sets to determine the effectiveness of using the CDS to integrate environmental issues into the planning process. Firstly, it draws on an analysis of documentation from 15 cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America that have engaged in the process of developing a City Development Strategy under the auspices of Cities Alliance. Secondly, it incorporates insights from indepth workshops conducted with three additional cities (Metro Manila [Philippines] [specifically Makati City and Quezon City], Kampala [Uganda] and Accra [Ghana]) that have engaged in this process. From these two sources, the report extracts two key elements that cities can use to integrate their priority environment issues in urban planning and management."
Notes "DTI/1717/PA."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Form Electronic book
Author Dalal-Clayton, D. B. (D. Barry), author
McGranahan, Gordon, author
International Institute for Environment and Development.
United Nations Environment Programme, issuing body
ISBN 9280733508 (electronic bk.)
9789280733501 (electronic bk.)