Engaging with and measuring informality in the proposed Urban Sustainable Development Goal
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

A unique project by Mistra Urban Futures to test the draft targets and indicators of the proposed Urban Sustainable Development Goal (Goal 11) in five diverse cities in Europe, Africa, and Asia revealed numerous complexities and differences in data availability, potential accessibility, and relevance. Deploying the findings from Kisumu and Cape Town, we highlight the particular challenges posed by widespread urban informality. Similar issues apply across the global South. The targets and indicators rely on official/formal data, which are often of questionable reliability and exclude unregulated activities. The particularly problematic conceptualization of the slum/informal settlements indicator is examined in depth, along with indicators on transport and waste management. © 2016 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Urban Sustainable Development Goal

informality

urban transport

waste disposal

housing

tenure security

Författare

Helen Arfvidsson

Göteborgs universitet

Mistra Urban Futures

David Simon

Mistra Urban Futures

Göteborgs universitet

Michael Oloko

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology

Nishendra Moodley

Palmer Development Group

African Geographical Review

1937-6812 (ISSN)

Vol. 36 1 100-114

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Building Futures

Energi

Ämneskategorier

Miljö- och naturvårdsvetenskap

Förnyelsebar bioenergi

Naturresursteknik

Annan naturvetenskap

DOI

10.1080/19376812.2015.1130636

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2018-09-06