Cities

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

We are working with a framework for Sustainable Community Development to support two primary campaigns

1 Anti-recidivism campaigns that give police options when two critical issues arise: (a) mental health issues when police are called and (b) drug overdose and addiction related calls.

2 Paris climate agreement implementation at the city level

City Networks & Sustainnable Community Development Frameworks

The The American Society of Landscape Architects Environmental Justice Professional Practice Networks has this to say on their page:

Environmental justice addresses issues of: (1) unequal distribution of resources such as clean air and water, healthy food, homes, parks, places to walk and sit in public, etc.; (2) inaccessibility of public goods and resources because of transportation, cost or discrimination; and (3) exclusion from facilities and full participation in decisions about one’s community largely because of poverty, prejudice, race, income, recent immigration, or other marginal status.

Zipcar’s new study “THE NEW URBANITE - A study of city dwellers in America and their feelings on everything from the cost of their rent to the character of their cities.” http://www.zipcar.com/research/the-new-urbanite-and-city-living

 

**Frameworks for Sustainable Cities **

Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development provides a framework for measuring, monitoring, and reporting community economic, social, and environmental sustainability and quality of life.

http://www.anielski.com/Documents/Community%20Sustainability.pdf 16 frameworks reviewed:

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UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development.

The UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK (UCCN) “BUILDING A COLLECTIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE” STRATEGIC FRAMEWORKstrategic framework covers a four-year period of 2017-2021 and touches on a variety of dimensions from governance mechanisms to growth and sustainable finance.