Shaping Vibrant Cities, Whitepaper, 2002

Shaping Vibrant Cities, Whitepaper, 2002

This white paper seeks to highlight issues and recommend action steps within a general policy framework in order to create vibrant, livable cities. Some of the issues that the paper highlights are

(1)The importance of Urban Planning and Design to the process of governance.
(2) The need to recognize that there are many complex, inter-related issues that contribute to the creation of vibrant urban centers.
(3) The understanding that planning processes will only become sustainable when the dependencies between these issues, elements and factors are recognized.
(4) The fact that success comes from the actions of various stakeholders and therefore we need to understand the responses of various stakeholders to different factors.
(5) That there can be a framework within which to arrive at informed action steps that can increase the probability of success.

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