From Ballarat to Bangkok: How can cross-sectorial partnerships around the Sustainable Development Goals accelerate urban liveability?

From Ballarat to Bangkok: How can cross-sectorial partnerships around the Sustainable Development Goals accelerate urban liveability?

A new article published in the Cities and Health Journal explores the question, “How and in what way can the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda be invoked in urban projects in order to deliver liveability and sustainability beyond ‘business-as-usual?”

In order to deliver on the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and the SDGs, city actors, processes and priorities must change, and new networks and programs established, aimed at delivering sustainable and resilient urbanisation. With this in mind, the article draws upon two Cities Programme case studies, the multi-year Bakery Hill Urban Renewal Project being undertaken as part of the Australian City Partnerships Challenge Pilot with the City of Ballarat, and on-going work from the Bangkok Liveability Resilience Program that was undertaken in 2017 in partnership with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, RMIT, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and VicHealth.

 

Authors: Ralph Horne, Joana Correia, Hannah Badland, Amanda Alderton & Carl Higgs

07 February 2020

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07 February 2020

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