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Multi-Stakeholder partnerships (SDG#17) as a means of achieving sustainable communities and cities (SDG#11).

MacDonald, Adriane and Clarke, Amelia and Huang, Lei and Roseland, Mark and Seitanidi, Maria May (2017) Multi-Stakeholder partnerships (SDG#17) as a means of achieving sustainable communities and cities (SDG#11). In: Filho, W. Leal, ed. Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research. Springer, Germany. ISBN 978-3-319-63006-9. E-ISBN 978-3-319-63007-6. (doi:http://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319630069#aboutAuthors) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

As social and ecological problems escalate, involving stakeholder groups in helping solve these issues becomes critical for reaching solutions. The UN Sustainable Development Goal #17 recognizes the importance of partnerships and collaborative governance. However, organizing large multi-stakeholder groups (or partnerships) requires sophisticated implementation structures for ensuring collaborative action. Understanding the relationship between implementation structures and the outcomes is central to designing successful partnerships for sustainability. In the context of sustainable community plan implementation, the larger research project of which the results presented in this book chapter are one part of, examines how stakeholders configure to achieve results. To date we have the data from a survey completed by 111 local governments around the world. The survey was offered in English, French, Spanish and Korean. Seventeen integrated environmental, social and economic topics are considered, including climate change, waste, ecological diversity and local economy. Despite the prevalence of sustainable community plan implementation in local authorities around the world there is scant empirical data on the topics covered in these plans internationally, the partners involved in implementation, and the costs and savings to the local governments that implement in partnership with their communities. The results presented in this book chapter show that sustainable community plans continue to be created and implemented in a diversity of communities around the world, are integrated in the sustainability topics that they cover, involve local organizations as partners in implementation, act as motivators of resource investment by the local government in community sustainability, and result in savings for the local government.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: http://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319630069#aboutAuthors
Uncontrolled keywords: Sustainable community plans, Local Agenda 21, multi-stakeholder partnerships, implementation structure, outcomes
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: M. May Seitanidi
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 10:14 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63542 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Seitanidi, Maria May: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7190-7043
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