Contribution and role of UGEC project

Simon, D., Griffith, C., & Sánchez-Rodríguez, R. (2018). Contribution and role of UGEC project. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 10(1), 109–122. doi:10.1080/19463138.2018.1442337

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Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
DOI Title
Contribution and role of UGEC project
International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development
1946-3138 1946-3146
David Simon Corrie Griffith Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez
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This paper provides a brief history of the Urbanization and Global Environmental
Change (UGEC) core project of the erstwhile International Human Dimensions
Programme on GEC and the evolution of the science it supported and advanced
from 2006 to 2017. This paper arises out of its synthesis phase, which concluded by
planning the transition into an urban component of Future Earth. This legacy is vital
in the context of our now predominantly urban planet and the associated flowering
of urban research and related policy initiatives. The paper also analyses UGEC’s role
and contribution as a global science coordination (networking) project and, on this
basis, offers guidance and future research suggestions for the urbanization and
environmental change community.

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