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The business of sustainable cities

public-private partnerships for creative technical and institutional solutions

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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Developing countries,
  • Developing countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Urban ecology -- Developing countries -- Congresses,
    • Sustainable development -- Developing countries -- Congresses,
    • Community development, Urban -- Developing countries -- Congresses,
    • Urban renewal -- Developing countries -- Congresses,
    • Municipal services -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries,
    • Public-private sector cooperation -- Developing countries -- Congresses

    • Edition Notes

      StatementIsmail Serageldin, Richard Barrett, and Joan Martin-Brown, editors.
      SeriesEnvironmentally sustainable development proceedings series ;, no. 7
      ContributionsSerageldin, Ismail, 1944-, Barrett, Richard, 1945-, Martin-Brown, Joan, 1940-, International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development (2nd : 1994 : World Bank)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHT243.D44 B87 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 39 p. ;
      Number of Pages39
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL785333M
      ISBN 100821333194
      LC Control Number95017525

      Goal Sustainable cities and communities. More than half of us live in cities. By , two-thirds of all humanity— billion people—will be urban. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces. applied by governments to integrate sustainable solutions There is currently no single accepted definition of an eco-city which is the intention of the eco-city movement to allow cities to define sustainable urban planning from their own conditions and available means. However, this also complicates the study of the eco-city.

      Today at least twenty-five major U.S. cities have pursued some form of sustainability initiative. Although many case studies and "how-to" manuals have been published, there has been little systematic comparison of these cities' programs and initiatives. In this book Kent Portney lays the theoretical groundwork for research on what works and what does not, and why.   The Sustainable City: A Book Review & Exploration into Living Systems. Requiring a “fundamental transition,” sustainable cities must contain business structures with the “organizational capacity to understand our planet well enough to manage and control our interactions with it” (p. 66).

      The majority of the world is now urban. Cities are attracting people because they are centers for economic activity and can offer a higher quality of life: there are more jobs, more services available, transport options to move within the city, trade, knowledge exchange, and connections to other cities and countries. As a result, in , two. We cannot abolish poverty in the world without taking the challenges of cities seriously. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 states that countries must make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. This means making cities environmentally friendly and comfortable to live in for the residents.


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