Domains are fields of power, policy and practice that are relevant to solving particular problems and/or advancing specific opportunities in relation to cities. They enable us to drill down into sub-city processes, relations and institutions, recognising that the political economy and systems failures vary across domains.
ACRC’s analytical framework uses the concept of urban development domains to transcend both sectoral and traditional systems-based thinking. We are working with eight domains, which fall into three sets:
- Built environment domains that also play important economic and social roles (housing, informal settlements, land and connectivity)
- Economic domains that focus primarily on income and asset generation (structural transformation, neighbourhood and district economic development)
- Societal domains that affect all citizens and their efforts to secure health, wellbeing and opportunity (youth and capability development, health, wellbeing and nutrition, safety and security)