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People-smart sustainable cities

Golubchikov, Oleg and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, 2020. People-smart sustainable cities. Geneva: United Nations. 10.18356/9789210052658

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Abstract

The publication highlights that the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that different cities have different capacities to cope with crises. Both the pandemic and the economic crisis caused by lockdown measures have disproportionally affected different cities as well as different groups of the population; the most vulnerable groups of society have suffered most. Cities possess massive resources, talent and creativity and serve as hubs for knowledge sharing, experimentation and innovation, generating new ideas, embedding these solutions locally and scaling-up successful practices. Cities, however, are not abstract sustainability-making machines; they are places where real people live, work, study and flourish. Cities are made of people, by people and for people. Sustainable measures will have to make sense to inhabitants of cities, making their life more liveable. Furthermore, it is people who drive sustainability and who are its ultimate source and beneficiaries. This vision underpins the notion of people-smart sustainable cities, introduced in this publication.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Additional Information: This work has been translated and published in Russian. A record for this publication is on ORCA at http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/142557
Publisher: United Nations
ISBN: 9789211172560
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 December 2020
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2021 07:31
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/137065

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