Striving for good governance in urban areas: the role of local agenda 21s

United Nations Environment Programme (2001)

One of the most significant innovations in addressing urban environmental problems in recent years has been the emergence of a new kind of city-wide initiative to address environmental problems the Local Agenda 21. Although more common in Europe and North America, there are growing numbers of cities with Local Agenda 21s in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This paper draws on case studies of Local Agenda 21s in Manizales (Colombia), Ilo and Chimbote (Peru), Nakuru (Kenya), Durban (South Africa), Jinja (Uganda), Rufisque (Senegal) and Durban (South Africa).

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