Topic 6b: Urban and Rural Development


Upcoming conference on  Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (Oct 2018) in London.

How to get involved?
Do you want to contribute to our knowledge platform? We invite ISDRS members (senior and junior scientists) interested in this topic to join and participate, please mail us! click here


Next Conference: Track 6b

Please look for more information on the track at the 2018 Messina Conference here.



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Knowledge Resources

State of the Art
The aim of this group is to explore the nexus of sustainable development and urban and regional studies. It thereby responds to the United Nation's 11th Sustainable Development Goal that addresses the need for cities and human settlements to be more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. As scholars we recognise  however, the chasm that exists between the sheer magnitude of current socioenvironmental challenges, existing palates of sustainable development policy formulations, and the vast range of typologies of urban and regional spaces. This group aims to bring to light research that investigates contemporary imaginaries of urban and regional spaces, limitations of existing approaches, and opportunities for forward thinking transformation and change.
Recommended Sources
The top useful sources are the following:
1) Look at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network on Redefining the Role of Business.
2) Useful courses available at the UN SDG Academy; see for example "Globalization: past and future".
Further reading:
- A selection of SDG 11 related articles by Taylor&Francis here
 - Local Governments for Sustainability here 
- United Nations Population Fund - Urbanization here

- Sustainable Development Solutions Network: Sustainable Cities: Inclusive, Resilient, and Connected
- SDG Academy: Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development


Who are we?

Constance CARR

Urban Studies and Geography, Simon Fraser University

Bijay Singh.
PhD, Candidate, Department of Architecture, Pulchowk Central Campus,
Institute of Engineering, Nepal.
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