Special Issue "Integral and Sustainable Urban Policies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: urban policy and governance; comparative analysis
Urban policy oriented to promote integral and sustainable urban development is an increasingly important policy domain in international and national agendas. The complexity of urban problems means policies should combine the action from different policy sectors, in order to promote comprehensive policy agendas, the participation of different kind of institutional and non-institutional actors to enhance multi-level governance processes, and the active involvement of local actors and citizens to produce an effective incorporation of local needs and demands.
These orientations are shaping a general policy frame for urban policies, the so-called ‘integral strategy’, as shown in The New Urban Agenda or Sustainable Development Goals. Nevertheless, its design, implementation process, and impact could be different according to several factors: the institutional frame existing in each country defining the role and capabilities of municipalities (the local government system), the existence and character of specific national or regional policies oriented to promote urban development, the main socio-economic, civic and cultural traits of local communities, or the capabilities and previous experiences of local governments and administrations.
This Special Issue is devoted to the analysis of this policy frame from a comparative perspective. Proposals should analyse the design, implementation and impact of this kind of urban policy. In particular, comparisons between applications in different socio-spatial contexts (countries, municipalities, neighbourhoods) are welcome, regardless of the comparative research methodology applied (qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, etc.)
Prof. Dr. Clemente J. Navarro Yáñez
Prof. Dr. María Jesús Rodríguez-García
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- Urban policies
- Comparative analysis
- Policy analysis and evaluation
- Social cohesion
- Sustainable urban development