Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Sustainable Urban Transformation

  • Joshua LongEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_100


“Sustainable Urban Transformation” refers to theoretical and applied advancements in sustainable development that focus on the central role of cities in achieving recognized sustainability goals, emphasize collaborative contributions from various stakeholders, and integrate diverse perspectives from various bodies of knowledge and expertise.


The origins of Sustainable Urban Transformation have been largely codified in McCormick et al. (2013a) and McCormick et al. (2013b), and have been exemplified in such case studies as Hellstrom-Reimer et al. (2012), Block and Paredis (2013), Trencher et al. (2013), Mejía-Dugand et al. (2013), and Ernst et al. (2016). “Sustainable urban transformation” (SUT) builds upon historical conceptualizations of sustainable urban development that were articulated in detail in such works as the 1987 WCED Brundtland Report and the 1992 United Nations Agenda 21 Action Plan (Wheeler and Beatley 2014). However, scholars of SUT point to a...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Studies ProgramSouthwestern UniversityGeorgetownUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Noor Adelyna Mohammed Akib
    • 1
  • Tehmina Khan
    • 2
  1. 1.Universiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  2. 2.School of AccountingRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia