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Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods Prologue Environment and Urbanization ASiA Sustainable, Healthy and Learning 10(2) 146–150, 2019 © 2019 National institute Cities and Neighbourhoods of Urban Affairs (NiUA) Reprints and permissions: in.sagepub.com/journals-permissions-india DOi: 10.1177/0975425319859129 journals.sagepub.com/home/eua Ya Ping Wang Keith Kintrea This prologue establishes the case for a comparative study of urban neighbourhoods in cities in developing countries in Asia and Africa to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We first outline the debates about sustainable development and sustainable cities. We then discuss the urgent need for comparative and multi-disciplinary research on the internal physical and socio-economic structures of cities and sustainable issues at the neighbourhood level. Sustainable Development and Sustainable Cities We are now in the urban age; by 2050, the world’s urban population is expected to nearly double, making this the century of cities. Not only population but also economic activities, social and cultural interac- tions, as well as environmental and humanitarian impacts, are increasingly concentrated in cities (UN-Habitat, 2016). A major challenge faced by researchers and policymakers around the world is to suggest ways to make global development, especially the urbanization process, sustainable. Some researchers have argued that urbanization can contribute to sustainable development through economic growth, improved living standards, poverty http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Environment and Urbanization Asia SAGE

Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

Environment and Urbanization Asia , Volume 10 (2): 5 – Sep 1, 2019

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© 2019 National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
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Prologue Environment and Urbanization ASiA Sustainable, Healthy and Learning 10(2) 146–150, 2019 © 2019 National institute Cities and Neighbourhoods of Urban Affairs (NiUA) Reprints and permissions: in.sagepub.com/journals-permissions-india DOi: 10.1177/0975425319859129 journals.sagepub.com/home/eua Ya Ping Wang Keith Kintrea This prologue establishes the case for a comparative study of urban neighbourhoods in cities in developing countries in Asia and Africa to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We first outline the debates about sustainable development and sustainable cities. We then discuss the urgent need for comparative and multi-disciplinary research on the internal physical and socio-economic structures of cities and sustainable issues at the neighbourhood level. Sustainable Development and Sustainable Cities We are now in the urban age; by 2050, the world’s urban population is expected to nearly double, making this the century of cities. Not only population but also economic activities, social and cultural interac- tions, as well as environmental and humanitarian impacts, are increasingly concentrated in cities (UN-Habitat, 2016). A major challenge faced by researchers and policymakers around the world is to suggest ways to make global development, especially the urbanization process, sustainable. Some researchers have argued that urbanization can contribute to sustainable development through economic growth, improved living standards, poverty

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Published: Sep 1, 2019

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