Assessing the state of urban science in contemporary global policy debates

le Lundi 20 Mars 2023 à l’Ined de 11h30 à 12h30, en présentiel en salle Sauvy & en visioconférence via zoom

Assessing the state of urban science in contemporary global policy debates

Intervenante : Susan Parnell (professeure de géographie humaine à l’université de Bristol & professeure émérite à l’université de Cape Town) ; discutante : Trudy Harpham (professeure émérite en développement & politique urbains à l’université SouthBank)

Robust translational urban science, creating solutions to complex problems like gender inequality, climate resilience or disease prevention, is the foundation of effective global governance. Mid cycle in the 2030 Development agenda provides an opportunity to reflect on progress made and challenges posed by thinking about cities at the global level. Efforts to position the urban question in multi lateral platforms like the G7/G20 and the global health and climate agendas highlight the challenges for the ‘sector’ that must draw on desperate, often incommensurate, scientific traditions and make use of multiple science policy platforms. Given the centrality of cities in the 2030 vision of sustainable development the fragmented global urban science-policy interface needs urgent attention.

Biographie de Susan Parnell :

Susan Parnell is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Bristol and Emeritus Professor University of Cape Town. She is a Fellow of the South African Geographical Society, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Academy of Social Sciences.