Liveability / liveable city

By Admin Eltis / Updated: 28 May 2019

Definition – There is no single authoritative definition of liveability. Following is one of several proposed definitions submitted by participants of the 1st European SUMP conference in Sopot, Poland:

“A liveable city is one that works hard to maintain equityinfo-icon between its economic activity, the health of its environmentinfo-icon/ecology and the quality of lifeinfo-icon of citizens. SUMP is a key ingredient in developing a liveable city as it allows all citizens to participate in strategic planning.”

In general, a liveable city refers to a city that fulfils the desire for pleasant outdoor conditions that support and stimulate social, cultural and recreational activity in neighbourhoods.

Relevance to SUMP – SUMP objectives refer to a balanced range of environmental, social and economic issues, all of which can contribute to improved liveability and quality of life.

Source: CIFAL, 2014

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