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Planetary stewardship in an urbanizing world

beyond city limits

Seitzinger, Sybil P. and Svedin, Uno and Crumley, Carole and Steffen, Will and Adbullah, Saiful Arif and Alfsen, Christine and Broadgate, Wendy J. and Biermann, Frank and Bondre, Nanid R. and Dearing, John A. and Deutsch, Lisa and Shobhakar, Dhakal and Elmqvist, Thomas and Farahbakhshazad, Neda and Gaffney, Owen and Haberl, Helmut and Lavorel, Sandra and Mbow, Cheik and McMichael, Anthony J. and deMorais, Joao M.F. and Olsson, Per and Pinho, P and Seto, Karen C. and Sinclair, Paul and Smith, Mark Stafford and Sugar, Lorraine (2012). Planetary stewardship in an urbanizing world. Ambio. 41:8, 787-794
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13280-012-0353-7

Abstract

Cities are rapidly increasing in importance asa major factor shaping the Earth system, and therefore,must take corresponding responsibility. With currentlyover half the world’s population, cities are supported byresources originating from primarily rural regions oftenlocated around the world far distant from the urban loci ofuse. The sustainability of a city can no longer be consideredin isolation from the sustainability of human andnatural resources it uses from proximal or distant regions,or the combined resource use and impacts of citiesglobally. The world’s multiple and complex environmentaland social challenges require interconnectedsolutions and coordinated governance approaches toplanetary stewardship. We suggest that a key componentof planetary stewardship is a global system of cities thatdevelop sustainable processes and policies in concert withits non-urban areas. The potential for cities to cooperateas a system and with rural connectivity could increasetheir capacity to effect change and foster stewardship atthe planetary scale and also increase their resourcesecurity.

Authors/Creators:Seitzinger, Sybil P. and Svedin, Uno and Crumley, Carole and Steffen, Will and Adbullah, Saiful Arif and Alfsen, Christine and Broadgate, Wendy J. and Biermann, Frank and Bondre, Nanid R. and Dearing, John A. and Deutsch, Lisa and Shobhakar, Dhakal and Elmqvist, Thomas and Farahbakhshazad, Neda and Gaffney, Owen and Haberl, Helmut and Lavorel, Sandra and Mbow, Cheik and McMichael, Anthony J. and deMorais, Joao M.F. and Olsson, Per and Pinho, P and Seto, Karen C. and Sinclair, Paul and Smith, Mark Stafford and Sugar, Lorraine
Title:Planetary stewardship in an urbanizing world
Subtitle:beyond city limits
Series/Journal:Ambio (0044-7447)
Year of publishing :2012
Volume:41
Number:8
Page range:787-794
Number of Pages:8
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0044-7447
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E11 Land economics and policies
P Natural resources > P05 Energy resources management
X Agricola extesions > X80 Social sciences, humanities and education
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 207 Environmental Engineering > Energy Systems
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 207 Environmental Engineering > Environmental Management
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 509 Other Social Sciences > Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (Peace and Conflict Research and Studies on Sustainable Society)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 509 Other Social Sciences > Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Keywords:Urban , Rural, Resources, Sustainability, Planetary stewardship, Global governance, Sustainability
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1693
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1693
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Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)WOS:000310866600001
DOI10.1007/s13280-012-0353-7
ID Code:10476
Department:(NL, NJ) > Swedish Biodiversity Centre
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:07 Nov 2013 12:04
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 11:01

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