Riverfront Development and Sustainable Development: Part #1

Part #1 Riverfront Development – SUD – SC and SD

If we talk about sustainable city, sustainable urban development, and sustainable development, in my opinion their correlation can be depicted as shown in figure below.

Sustainable development (SD) is a broad concept that combines two entities of sustainability and development, and  sustainable urban development (SUD) is a sub-system of sustainable development. Sustainable urban development is executed towards sustainable city (SC). The above case shows that river front development can also contribute to sustainable urban development and sustainable city.

Take a look at these definitions:

Sustainable development is defined as the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (WCED, 1987).

A sustainable City possesses these characteristics: (a) affordable housing supporting pride and self-reliance, (b) diversified economic development, (c) life-long learning, (d) a self-governing, self-organizing community, and (e) stewardship of the environment.

 

To be continued here.

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