Shanghai Manual 2017 Annual Report
The 2017 report will focus on the topic of urban governance. Building on descriptions of urban governance concepts, different urban governance models, and development trends in urban governance, the report will analyze existing problems and major challenges facing global urban governance from a practical perspective. In addition, the report will put forward overall strategic choices, specific strategies and decision-making advice for realizing the various visions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda, in the hope of providing the much-needed guidance for the implementation of these two major UN agreements. When selecting global urban governance solutions, the report focuses in particular on how to facilitate sustainable urban development through urban governance, including content on urban public spaces, public services, housing, infrastructure, urban renewal and the smart city.
In essence, the report investigates both common and unique urban governance issues encountered worldwide, analyzes the challenges and proposes visions and goals accordingly. By studying outstanding city development case worldwide, it is able to outline suitable and feasible strategies and measures. The Shanghai Manual support mayors and urban administrators in their sustainable urban development work, is a helpful reference for cities in their process of urbanization, and more importantly represents an important step in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda.