Contribution and role of UGEC project
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018

This paper provides a brief history of the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) core project of the erstwhile International Human Dimensions Programme on GEC and the evolution of the science it supported and advanced from 2006 to 2017. This paper arises out of its synthesis phase, which concluded by planning the transition into an urban component of Future Earth. This legacy is vital in the context of our now predominantly urban planet and the associated flowering of urban research and related policy initiatives. The paper also analyses UGEC’s role and contribution as a global science coordination (networking) project and, on this basis, offers guidance and future research suggestions for the urbanization and environmental change community.

natural–urban environment relations


research programme

International Human Dimensions Programme on GEC

global environmental change


David Simon

Royal Holloway University of London

Mistra Urban Futures

Corrie Griffith

Arizona State University

Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez

El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development

1946-3138 (ISSN) 1946-3146 (eISSN)

Vol. 10 1 109-122


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