Sustainable Cities are gaining popularity these days due to rapid urbanisation, population growth and pollution. Sustainable cities are those that are dedicated to achieve environmental, social and economic sustainability for existing populations. The concept doesn’t jeopardise the ability of future generations to experience the same. The 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects notes that 68% of the global population would live in urban areas by 2050 and these figures may rise.
In this blog let’s analyse what are sustainable cities, their features and the reasons for their prominence.
What are Sustainable Cities?
Sustainable cities are those that are dedicated to achieveenvironmental, social and economic sustainabilityfor existing populations. The concept doesn’t jeopardise the ability of future generations to experience the same.
This can be achieved by creating opportunities for everyone through a design that prioritises inclusivity while still ensuring long-term economic development. Their priorities include,
- Minimizing energy
- Minimizing water and food inputs
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