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Title: Developing Law And Governance Strategies For Peri-Urban Sustainability
Contributor(s): Williams, Jacqueline  (author)orcid ; Martin, Paul  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: Western Sydney is a peri-urban region of Greater Sydney in the state of New South Wales Australia, lying within the Hawkesbury Nepean catchment. This catchment has high environmental, cultural and social significance providing vital ecosystem services such as drinking water; food; fibre, nutrient and water cycling, fauna habitat and cultural diversity. The economic value generated from these services include $1 billion per annum in agriculture and over $6 million a year in commercial fishing. Western Sydney continues to experience ongoing environmental degradation and water shortages as a result of urban development, population demand and climate change. Land use conflicts, climate change predictions and competition for scarce water resources has placed water and food security as high priority issues, as in many other peri-urban regions across the globe. New law and governance strategies are required for peri-urban regions to harmonize the co-existence of agriculture, urban and other land uses. This paper presents a range of methods developed via a case study in Western Sydney (from 2007 to 2010) to facilitate new law and governance strategies for better legal and institutional protection of peri-urban food security and sustainable production. The methods include: institutional mapping and transaction costs analysis; engaged scholarship, ecosystem services framework and policy risk assessment. Risks and impediments to achieve the law and governance reforms will be highlighted with future research directions identified.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: International Workshop on Urbanisation of Peri-Urban Regions: Challenges and Opportunities for Security of Water, Food and Liveability of Future Cities, Udaipur, India, 21st - 22nd February, 2012
Source of Publication: International Workshop on Urbanisation of Peri-Urban Regions Abstracts, p. 24-24
Publisher: Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology
Place of Publication: Udaipur, India
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 480202 Climate change law
480203 Environmental law
480204 Mining, energy and natural resources law
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 190299 Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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