Pilon, André Francisco / A. F. (2010): “The Right to the City” An Ecosystemic Approach to Better Cities, Better Life.
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Urbanism is a focus on cities and urban areas, their geography, economies, politics, social characteristics, as well as the effects on, and caused by, the built environment; it is linked to various aspects of quality of life: education, culture, justice, labour, environment, health, safety, housing, leisure, transport, consumption. This year, the United Nations proposed the following questions for the citizens of the world: What is the best thing about your city? What's the worst thing about your city? What do you want the authorities to do about it? What can you do about it? It is a clear attempt to foster civic participation and personal engagement, but to make things happen it is necessary to create active socio-cultural niches at many societal levels.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||“The Right to the City” An Ecosystemic Approach to Better Cities, Better Life|
|Keywords:||Urbanism; politics; education; culture; justice|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D73 - Bureaucracy ; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations ; Corruption
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare, Well-Being
H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q4 - Energy > Q48 - Government Policy
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q56 - Environment and Development ; Environment and Trade ; Sustainability ; Environmental Accounts and Accounting ; Environmental Equity ; Population Growth
D - Microeconomics > D0 - General > D02 - Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy ; Regulation ; Public Health
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy > O21 - Planning Models ; Planning Policy
|Depositing User:||André Francisco Pilon|
|Date Deposited:||05. Oct 2010 13:59|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 12:35|
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