Green economy and governance in cities: assessing good governance in key urban economic processes

Puppim de Oliveira, José A., Doll, Christopher N.H., Balaban, Osman, Jiang, Ping, Dreyfus, Magali, Suwa, Aki, Moreno-Peñaranda, Raquel and Dirgahayani, Puspita, (2013). Green economy and governance in cities: assessing good governance in key urban economic processes. Journal of Cleaner Production, 58 138-152

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    Author Puppim de Oliveira, José A.
    Doll, Christopher N.H.
    Balaban, Osman
    Jiang, Ping
    Dreyfus, Magali
    Suwa, Aki
    Moreno-Peñaranda, Raquel
    Dirgahayani, Puspita
    Title Green economy and governance in cities: assessing good governance in key urban economic processes
    Appearing in Journal of Cleaner Production   Check publisher's open access policy
    Volume 58
    Publication Date 2013-11-01
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier
    Start page 138
    End page 152
    Abstract Cities concentrate a large part of the world economy today. Understanding how the urban economy and its decision making function as well as how they are connected to a larger world (regional, national, global) is fundamental to create governance mechanisms and the institutions to move the world towards a green economy. This paper analyzes the city through its key economic processes of the transformation of space; circulation (transport); consumption and production and social, knowledge and ecosystem services. Transforming urban processes will only be achieved with better urban governance. As governance is embedded in institutions, it is the foundation for building the legitimate political and social mechanisms to green socio-ecological and economic systems. Yet the question of whether or not current governance systems in these processes are steering cities towards a greener economy, or if they are, how are they affecting people and ecosystems is yet to be addressed. Thus, we propose a set of governance indicators to assess the greening of urban processes that go beyond the decision-making procedures and include the capacity to implement change, the results of greening the economy and final outcomes on the ground. We also look at the obstacles, achievements and lessons in the greening of the direct and indirect economic processes in cities.
    UNU Topics of Focus Governance
    Keyword Urbanization
    Governance
    Green economy
    City
    Urban process
    Indicator
    Copyright Holder Elsevier
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 0959-6526
    DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.07.043
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