Socially sustainable cities

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Street festival © Laura Rautjoki / Image Bank of the Ministry of the Environment

Social sustainability means ensuring that everyone has for example access to education, and high-quality healthcare and opportunities to influence in society. The goal of social sustainability is to promote equal treatment of people and eliminate inequality. Finland has a long tradition of combatting segregation, but new measures are also needed to reduce inequality between communities and people. A sense of community promotes participation and strengthens residents’ commitment to their neighbourhoods and developing them. A strong community also offers opportunities to participate and influence, as the collective voice of residents carries farther than that of an individual person.

Published 2019-07-29 at 13:52, updated 2019-07-19 at 9:25