Urban Design Reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems URBAN DESIGN Four Pillars of an Ecocity BIO-GEO-PHYSICAL SOCIO-CULTURAL ECOLOGICAL The city is designed and developed with the underlying principle of access by proximity, providing residents with walkable access to open/green spaces, basic urban services, and affordable housing. It demonstrates environmentally friendly transport options and provides walking and transit access to close-by employment. Bio-Geo Physical Reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems URBAN DESIGN Four Pillars of an Ecocity BIO-GEO-PHYSICAL SOCIO-CULTURAL ECOLOGICAL The city commits to responsible management of resources and materials as well as the generation and use of clean, renewable energy. It maintains a level of physical conditions that ensure clean air and access to clean and safe water. It fosters healthy soil and makes sure nutritious, locally grown food is available. Socio-Cultural Reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems URBAN DESIGN Four Pillars of an Ecocity BIO-GEO-PHYSICAL SOCIO-CULTURAL ECOLOGICAL The city provides access to lifelong education for all and facilitates conditions for vibrant human expression, knowledge, interaction & governance by promoting cultural activities and full community participation. It invests in an equitable economy that benefits people and planet and is committed to the well being of every citizen, regardless of socioeconomic status. Ecological Reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems URBAN DESIGN Four Pillars of an Ecocity BIO-GEO-PHYSICAL SOCIO-CULTURAL ECOLOGICAL The city is committed to sustaining and restoring biodiversity of local, regional and global ecosystems, including species diversity, ecosystem diversity, and genetic diversity. It keeps its demand on ecosystems within the limits of the Earth’s carrying capacity and supports ecological integrity by maintaining essential linkages within and between ecological corridors.
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