In a few words, how would you define 'sustainability'?
Sustainability focuses on making sure our environment is protected and resources are used responsibly. Liveability is about making sure our cities and towns are enjoyable places to live and work. Safety is about making sure our communities are safe and secure.
Sustainability, Liveability and Safety
Sustainability: The ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Liveability: The quality of life in a given community, including the availability of resources, access to recreational activities, and safety. Safety: The condition of being protected from physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types of harm or other action.
Draw a wacky creature with three eyes, four legs, and a tree for a tail.
In your opinion, which factor has the greatest impact on sustainability, liveability and safety?
- Access to public transportation
- Investment in green infrastructure
- Adoption of smart city technologies
- Engagement of the local community
Living sustainably means using renewable energy sources for electricity, such as solar and wind power, which can save up to 10% of a household’s total energy consumption. Liveability is a measure of how safe and comfortable a city is to live in, based on factors like air quality, public transport, and availability of leisure and cultural activities. Safety is a key factor in liveability and sustainability, as feeling safe and secure can help foster a sense of community and encourage people to be active outdoors.
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What safety measures do you think cities can adopt to increase safety for their citizens?
How can communities become more sustainable and liveable?
What strategies can you think of to improve safety in your own community?
What are some sustainable practices that can be used when creating a plan for a community?