Culture and Local Governance
Edited by Nancy Duxbury and M. Sharon Jeannotte, Vol. 3, No. 1-2, University of Ottawa, 2011
A special double issue of Culture and Local Governance (CLG), a peer-reviewed online journal, by guest editors Nancy Duxbury, Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, Portugal, and M. Sharon Jeannotte, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa, Canada, devoted to Culture and Sustainable Communities, explores the integration of cultural considerations into broader sustainability policy and planning initiatives, and the alignment of cultural planning with community sustainability approaches and goals.
The wide-spread shift to a sustainability paradigm for city planning makes this an important point in time to explore the integration of cultural considerations into broader sustainability policy and planning initiatives and the alignment of cultural planning with community sustainability approaches and goals. The diverse articles in this special issue of Culture and Local Governance highlight the value of a ‘wide lens’ in understanding how culture and sustainability fit together in a variety of settings. The articles examine the subject from multiple perspectives, providing insights and examples from Europe (Catalonia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Germany), North America (Canada), South America (Brazil), Oceania (Australia), and Africa (South Africa).
The special issue is intended to provide guidance for the many communities throughout the world who are currently grappling with the challenge of integrating culture into community sustainability planning.