Liveable cities and sustainability

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Melbourne, world’s most liveable city

“Melbourne has once again been named the world’s most liveable city by The Economist, receiving a perfect score for healthcare, education and infrastructure. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Liveability Index ranks 140 cities each year on those topics, as well as stability, culture and environment.”

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Recently, I was visiting Melbourne where ATSolve presents a regular series of training and certification courses in Sustainability. The local press and others were all commenting on achieving this recognition again.

How sustainability make cities more liveable

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I couldn’t help but pause to think about the important global emerging trends of sustainability and how they also embodied the ideals of a city being “Liveable”. The integration of developing “Sustainable Cities and Communities” (United Nations SDG 11) with the other considerations of people, planet and economics will enable cities to become liveable, when all the cities factors are balanced and integrated. When you stop to consider the principles of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), they embody the basic principles of good design, good communities, and good economics – some may even say, a return to basic values. A question that can then be raised is – have we remembered the basic values for all?

Written by Alan Tupicoff, Director of ATsolve