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close this bookThe Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) - Sustainable Cities and Local Governance (HABITAT - UNEP, 12 p.)
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View the documentA Sustainable City...
View the documentSustainable Cities are Fundamental to Social and Economic Development
View the documentBroad-based Local Governance is Key to Sustainable Cities
View the documentThe Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) Offers a Practical Response to the Universal Search for Sustainable Development
View the documentThe Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) is a UN facility to Package and Apply Specialised Know-how in Urban Environmental Management
View the documentThe Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) is Driven by Local Needs and Opportunities
View the documentThe Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) Operates at City, Country, Regional and Global Levels
View the documentThe Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) is a Vehicle for Inter-Agency Cooperation
View the documentThe Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) is a Joint UNCHS/UNEP Facility
View the documentThe Sustainable Cities Programme Supports a Learning-Based Process to Advance Collective Know-how Among the Partner Cities
View the documentThe Sustainable Cities Programme and the Urban Environment Forum
View the documentSCP's International Partners

A Sustainable City...

is a city where achievements in social, economic, and physical development are made to last. A Sustainable City has a lasting supply of the natural resources on which its development depends (using them only at a level of sustainable yield). A Sustainable City maintains a lasting security from environmental hazards which may threaten development achievements (allowing only for acceptable risk).

· Sustainable cities are fundamental to social and economic development

· Broad-based local governance is key to sustainable cities

· The Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) is a practical response to the universal search for sustainable development

· The Sustainable Cities Programme is a United Nations facility to package and apply specialised know-how in urban environmental management

· The Sustainable Cities Programme is driven by local needs and opportunities

· The Sustainable Cities Programme operates at local, national, regional and global levels

· The Sustainable Cities Programme is a vehicle for inter-agency cooperation

· The Sustainable Cities Programme is a joint UNCHS (Habitat)/UNEP facility

· The Sustainable Cities Programme supports a learning-based process to advance collective know-how among the partner cities

· The Sustainable Cities Programme and the Urban Environment Forum