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Partnerships for The Future: Participatory and Multidisciplinary Policies To Sustainable Urban Governance, Symposium New Metropolitan Perspectives, Reggio Calabria, 25-30 May 2020.

Chairs: Chiara D’Alpaos (University of Padova); Maria Stella Righettini (University of Padova); Paola Valbonesi (University of Padova).

Nowadays, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this proportion is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Sustainable urban governance is challenging Governments and stakeholders on decisions that involve planning, finance and management of urban areas more than ever. There is overall consensus that sustainable urbanization is key to successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A strong effort is required to forge a new framework of urban development and shift to innovative partnerships to ensure that benefits are fully shared and inclusive. Future challenges involve continuous negotiation processes over the allocation of social and material resources among stakeholders, citizens, political power and institutions. Successful partnerships for the future call for creation of Governance capacity and social awareness to make decisions and the extent to which these decisions respond positively to social needs. Inclusive policies and shared urban governance need to ensure access to infrastructure and social services for all, focusing on the needs of vulnerable groups for housing, education, health care, decent work and a safe environment. The session investigates how new Public, Private, People Partnerships (PPPPs), regulation, impact investing, participation process and public policy contribute to shape and implement sustainable urban governance.

Abstracts by 15 January 2020. 

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