Policy Brief: governing for eco-city innovation

16 July 2013

This briefing note summarises the key findings of our two-year project ‘The Governance of Eco-City Innovation’ funded by the Economic & Social Research Council.

The recommendations highlight the importance of: political leadership through steering and incentivising; integration across urban systems and scales; community engagement tailored to various publics; social sustainability complementing environmental-technological goals; and data accessibility and comparability as prerequisite for practice learning.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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