About Rene Peter Hohmann

Dr. Rene Peter Hohmann works as a Senior Urban Specialist at the Cities Alliance (CA) Secretariat, hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). He is managing a Joint Work Programme on Promoting Equitable Economic Growth in Cities, chaired by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Between 2004-2013, he worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in the fields of decentralisation and urban governance. Based on his own field research, Policy Press published his book analysing and comparing the impact of national urban initiatives for deprived urban areas in England and Germany in 2013. He holds a PhD in Geography from King’s College London as well as a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from Humboldt University Berlin.

National Urban Policies: a policy lever to foster a New Urban Agenda? – Part II

By | 2018-01-10T14:44:29+00:00 January 10th 2018|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , |

The New Urban Agenda calls upon nation states to implement National Urban Policies to achieve integrated and coherent sustainable urban development. In the first part of this article, author Rene Peter Hohmann displays current discussions on National Urban Policies and their possible categorisation as this question remains open. To reflect on the various policy intentions that national governments may pursue under an umbrella of National Urban Policies, this second part will examine a variety of case studies more closely.

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National Urban Policies: a policy lever to foster a New Urban Agenda? – Part I

By | 2018-01-10T14:46:45+00:00 January 3rd 2018|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , |

National Urban Policies are recognised as an effective and necessary tool to achieve sustainable and inclusive urban development as envisioned in the New Urban Agenda. However, it is still unclear what constitutes a National Urban Policy and how such a policy could help catalyse the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. In order to bring some light into these discussions, Rene Peter Hohmann reviews the current body of academic literature as well as policy assessments to analyse and categorise a sample of 19 countries with an explicit National Urban Policy in place.

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