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The urban south and the predicament of global sustainability

Nagendra, Harini; Bai, Xuemei; Brondizio, Eduardo S.; Lwasa, Shuaib


Urbanization is a global phenomenon with strong sustainability implications across multiple scales. We argue that much of the associated challenges, and opportunities, are found in the global south. We show that urban issues in the global south are distinctly and statistically different from those in the global north, but our current urban knowledge is predominantly shaped by research on and from the global north. Cities in the global south have strong imperatives, and unique but often...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Sustainability
DOI: 10.1038/s41893-018-0101-5


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