Issue 54.3 | Sustainable cities
Volume 54 No. 3 | Sustainable cities
Young urban dweller look at sustainable cities examining the use of urban public spaces for sustainability, democracy, equity and social justice. This issue explores the tensions in urban spaces between the move towards the fast, big and modern and the sustainable experiments of smaller towns where urban planning is re-designed for people and their well being. The key message from the authors of Development 54.3 is that we need to change our development narrative from fast track growth so that cities are not all about modernity, high rise, high tech, cyberspace living. Rather we need to create urban lives based on resilient economies striving for more equal, more inclusive societies with better public services, more social protection and more democratic participation of employees and consumers.