Chapter 5 Policy Points

  1. A human rights-based approach to the urban environment emphasizes our universal dependence on unadulterated, abundant resources.
  2. Mainstreaming the notion ‘just sustainabilities’ into urban planning and policies will challenge dominant, outdated preconceptions, while taking in specific local ecological constraints.
  3. New planning approaches are emerging that offer a range of possibilities to finance environmental action and recognize its valuable contribution beyond purely economic valuation.
  4. Strengthening multi-level governance approaches is essential to achieving low-carbon cities and raising standards of urban resilience in the future.