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Project links

The Peri-cene agenda is at the intersection of many relevant fields of research and policy. Peri-urban studies is a wide and diverse field, combining urban geography and spatial analysis, with new insights on ecosystems services and network economies. Some links to existing studies and projects are given below.

  • The EU-funded PLUREL project examined peri-urbanisation in the European context. The final report, Peri Urbanisation in Europe synthesises the results.
  • The Periurban Initiative, coordinated by IIT Madras, is a very advanced study into the issues around periurbanisation in the Indian context.
  • The EU-funded Climate resilient cities and infrastructure (RESIN)project, which draws on the state-of-the-art from the IPCC, developed practical tools and methods to help urban policymakers in European cities establish climate adaptation and resilience plans.
  • The peri-urban is not only about land-use and infrastructure but raises fundamental questions over social, economic and cultural issues such as inequality. How to understand the interactions of these various drivers is addressed through current work on ‘Synergistics’. Over-arching these are deeper and more structural challenges, which start with combined ‘socio-technical-ecological-political systems’.
  • Issues around peri-urbanisation and climate risk have a topical futures and foresight dimension, particularly around the notion of ‘anticipatory governance’. Underpinning work on this can be found in the Foresight Future of Cities report.
  • Issues around smart cities are important when considering the peri-urban. Relevant literature includesInside Smart Cities.

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