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Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons$
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Hany Besada, Leah McMillan Polonenko, and Manmohan Agarwal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447335702

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.001.0001

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Resource geographies in urban spaces: insights from developing countries in the post-2015 era

Resource geographies in urban spaces: insights from developing countries in the post-2015 era

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(p.99) Five Resource geographies in urban spaces: insights from developing countries in the post-2015 era
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Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?
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Cristina D’Alessandro

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.003.0005

This chapter examines integrated urban resource management, flows, governance, and hubs in developing countries given how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have brought an increased attention to urban natural resources and sustainable development worldwide. Focusing on spaces and spatial dynamics, it offers policy guidance on the implementation of urban sustainability within the context of the post-2015 global agenda and the SDGs. The chapter first considers urban sustainable development before discussing the urbanisation and metropolisation processes and explaining the definition of ‘resources’. It then explores resource governance in urban spaces by drawing on resource geography as a framework. It also presents examples and insights of cities in the developing world to elucidate what is actually done and the role that resources have in these processes. It concludes with policy recommendations, arguing that the sustainability framework can be used to foster positive and realistic change in metropolises and capital cities.

Keywords:   urban resource management, developing countries, Sustainable Development Goals, urban sustainable development, urbanisation, metropolisation, resources, resource governance, urban spaces, resource geography

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