Sustainable Urban Development and Environment

Maria Nyström, Eva Selin Lindgren
A Research Agenda for Africa / Target 7 of the Millennium Development Goals aims to "ensure environmnet sustainibility". Doing this in an urban context presents many challenges, but it is critical that Urban Development and Environment are linked in order to make real changes at the local and policy level.This study proposes research areas and education systems necessary and identifies key research institutionsin the selected Sida countries in Eastern Africa. Recommendations are presented for future action towards achieving the goal of environmental sustainability in urban development through addressing research gaps.