Posted tagged ‘sustainable’

Sustainable Cities defined

May 15, 2008

There are numerous definitions of what a sustainable cty really means, however all of these have similar threads and lines of thought.

Regional Environmental Centre: “improving the quailty of life in a city, including ecological, cultural, political, institutional, social and economic components without leaving a burden on future generations”.

International for Sustainable Cities: “A sustainable city enhances the economic, social, cultural, political and environmental well-being of current and future generations”.

A number of other definitions can be found on REC’s site: Sustainable cities

Issues to tackle

May 14, 2008

To develop a better idea of the companies mission and vision i have selected a few of the issues my organisation will attempt to tackle.

  • Deforestation and the destruction of the Amazon
  • Destruction of natural resources
  • Carbon footprint
  • Throw away society
  • Ill- informed citizens about recycling, reducing use, global warming etc
  • Unsustainable infrastructure of cities

These issues can be corrected to some degree by:

  • Petitioning governments to implement laws and policies regarding infrastructure and business sustainable and ethical practices.
  • Encouraging the use of renewable resource by manufacturers and businesses
  • Collaborating with governments and developers in creating better public infrastructure, amenities, services and better urban design in general (sustainable urban design)
  • Setting targets to attain a carbon neutral society, where human footprint on Earth is zero
  • Educating people and promoting a sustainable and healthy lifestyle