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L05sustainableCitiesA0304 - GES 1310 Comprehending the City...

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GES 1310 Comprehending the City Dr. HUANG Y. Lucy Shaw College Department of Geography and Resource Management The Chinese University of Hong Kong Sustainable Cities Sustainable Development ± Sustainable development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. ± Principle of Inter-generational Equity In considering any human activities, the effects on the ability of future generations to meet their needs and aspirations must be considered. ± Principle of Social Justice Sustainability requires that control over distribution of resources be more evenly exercised ± Principle of Transfrontier Responsibility Rich nations should not overexploit the resources of other areas, distorting regional economies and ecosystems. Transfrontier pollution needs to be recognized and controlled. Reasons for Concerning Sustainable Cities ¾ On the verge of an urbanized world ¾ Centers of national economic growth ¾
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2010 for the course GES ges1100s taught by Professor Profh during the Spring '10 term at CUHK.

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