A Research Agenda for Sustainable Cities and Communities

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A Research Agenda for Sustainable Cities and Communities

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.



This timely Research Agenda explores how to accelerate the creation of sustainable, resilient, safe and prosperous cities. Looking towards the 2030 deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, it presents an ambitious way forward for researchers, identifying opportunities for transformative change in cities and societies.



Global in its outlook, this Research Agenda systematically reviews and critiques existing research on sustainable cities, calling for greater engagement with a diversity of perspectives. It interrogates foundational assumptions in the field and offers reframed perspectives on sustainability. Chapters also explore diverse approaches, actors and domains, locating emerging dynamics and new directions for practitioners. Community empowerment is a key theme, with contributions focusing on how to create socially just urban governance procedures. Examining key case studies from across the world, the book presents innovative suggestions for accelerators of urban transitions, including sharing cities, nature-based solutions, mission-oriented innovation and urban living labs.



Combining vital scientific insights with cutting-edge policy and practice recommendations, this Research Agenda will be an essential resource for doctoral students, researchers and scholars seeking to be at the forefront of sustainable cities and communities.

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