Sustainable Vs Urban Development

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The sustainable development goals were made with one ultimate goal in mind- to enhance the future. Unless there is a change in the way people act, think and feel towards, not only one another, but also the environment, there will be no true progress. Until women are seen globally as equals, cities are safe for everyone and worldwide production no longer leaves islands and coasts underwater from climate change, there will be no change. Every nation, community and person must first embrace and be proud of what has been given and make steps to aid nations without basic needs and rights, because if the world doesn’t rise together, ultimately, we do not rise at all. The eleventh sustainable development goal is stated with the purpose of making…show more content…
Safe cities may also be sanctuary cities. These are those that follow certain procedures that shelter illegal immigrants and do not typically have a high risk for hate crimes (Apsan, 2014). Urban Resilience is defined as the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow regardless of any chronic stresses and acute shocks faced. Chronic stresses are any long-term events that weaken the fabric of the city, such as high unemployment rates. Acute shocks, however, are sudden, sharp events that threaten a city, such as earthquakes ("City Resilience", 2017). Finally, sustainable cities are those that are economically, environmentally and socially healthy for those that use the resources within ("Sustainable City | ICLEI Global",…show more content…
The first is to access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums. Trinidad and Tobago currently has a variety of programs and services to ensure that there is access to safe and affordable housing. The most popular of these programs is from the Ministry of Housing in the form of the Housing Development Company. Citizens receive homes and townhouses for drastically reduced prices, along with lower interest rates; 2% interest rate is offered to persons earning $8,000 and less per month; and up to 100% financing for persons earning $8,000 and less per month for property valued up to TTD$625,000. ("HDC Home Ownership", 2014) This ensures that there is a means by which citizens are able to own their homes where they may not have qualified elsewhere for such. This program also seeks to upgrade underdeveloped areas and slums by restructuring the communities, both in terms of housing standards and the presence of parks, community centers and even pools in some

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