By promoting sustainable urban form and function,
cities become healthy, viable communities for citizens. Efficient
urban form also helps protect the hinterland ecosystems that
cities depend on. In many ways, the advantages to sustainable
communities are underlined in the characteristics and definitions
of urban sustainability. A good quality of life, natural open
spaces, reduced waste, equality, access, lower crime, sense of
community, clean air and water quality, and environmental diversity
are just a few beneficial characteristics previously mentioned.
The most important advantage of a sustainable
city is that it follows such a development path that allows
for an integral and long-term development without compromising
future generations. In this section we will look at the advantages
of sustainable cities from different perspectives.
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