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Special issue sheds light on learning cities’ governance

18 June 2018

Just published: the June issue of the International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE). This special issue provides exciting insights into how learning cities approach governance and partnerships.

Just published: the June issue of the International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE). This special issue provides exciting insights into how learning cities approach governance and partnerships.

Learning cities worldwide are demonstrating diverse and inspiring ways of engaging a wide range of partners in assuring that the learning journeys of their citizens meet their needs and last throughout life. Community learning centres, universities, local businesses and organisations all have a role to play. Many of these partners also pay special attention to the involvement of vulnerable groups in the main phases of building a learning city. This special issue showcases a variety of themes, modalities and approaches in the development, management and maintenance of collaborative learning relations.

Concrete examples and insightful reflections

Contributions to this special issue offer both concrete examples and insightful reflections on the learning cities approach to sustainable development.

Carley Fisher-Maltese, Dana R. Fisher and Rashawn Ray look at the potential of school gardens in Washington, DC to address health and environmental issues in school and in the community as a whole.

Leone Wheeler, Jose Roberto Guevara and Jodi-Anne Smith examine school–community learning partnerships for sustainability in Melbourne, and discuss recommended best practice and reality.

Margarita Pavlova focuses on partnerships among institutions of technical and vocational education and training (TVET), industry, government and other partners in Hong Kong, which aim to stimulate the production and dissemination of knowledge and its application to the purpose of sustainable economic development and the ‘greening’ of skills.

Katarzyna Borkowska and Michael Osborne evaluate Glasgow’s Future Cities Demonstrator Initiative, which targeted the provision of new integrated services across the fields of health, transport, energy and public safety to improve the economy and citizens’ well-being.

Paul Ofei-Manu, Robert J. Didham, Won Jung Byun, Rebecca Phillips Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage and Sian Rees present a comparative case study of Bristol, Kitakyushu and Tongyeong, investigating how collaborative governance can facilitate quality learning for sustainability in cities.

Just published: the June issue of the International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE). This special issue provides exciting insights into how learning cities approach governance and partnerships.

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