Towards the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda

Contributions from Japan and Germany to Make Cities More Environmentally Sustainable

  • Bernhard Müller
  • Hiroyuki Shimizu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Landscape Change and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Wolfgang Wende, Marianne Darbi
      Pages 39-47
    3. Hiroyuki Shimizu, Chika Takatori, Nobuko Kawaguchi
      Pages 49-61
  3. Climate Change and Urban Green

  4. Environmental Risks in Urban Areas

  5. Built Environment and Material Flow

  6. Urban Energy Concepts

  7. Future Challenges of Planning

About this book


This book looks at the New Urban Agenda and prospects of its implementation. In 2016, the New Urban Agenda was endorsed by the General Assembly of the United Nations after having been adopted by the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador. Together with the Sustainable Development Goals, it provides a comprehensive and ambitious roadmap for global debate and action related to sustainable urbanisation during the coming decades. As mature economies and ageing societies, Japan and Germany can make considerable contributions to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. Both countries share a number of similar challenges for environmentally sustainable and resilient urban development under conditions of social change. Furthermore, they have vast experience in actively promoting urban transformation towards a more sustainable urban future. At the same time the authors are making a contribution towards implementing the New Urban Agenda. Other countries may build up on the experience provided and the 20 examples described in this book. The work is based on a longstanding cooperation between the Graduate School of Environmental Studies of the Nagoya University (Japan), the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (Germany) and the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany).


Transformation Towards Sustainable Urbanisation Urban Green and Landscape Management Climate Change and Environmental Risks Built Environment, Material Flow, and Urban Energy Concepts Future Challenges of Planning and Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Müller
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Shimizu
    • 2
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional DevelopmentDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Graduate School of Environmental StudiesNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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