|Category||Sustainable Development Terms|
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|Last Edit Date||2018-06-15|
Compact Cities means :
Cities that embody more efficient, inclusive and sustainable urban form. [A compact cities] approach argues for medium- to high-built densities, enabling efficient public transport and thresholds to support concentrations of economic activity, services and facilities. Mixed-use environments and good public open spaces are important, especially as places for small and informal businesses. Urban containment policies are common, often implemented through the demarcation of a growth boundary or urban edge, which will protect natural resources beyond the urban area and will encourage densification within it.
Global Report on Human Settlements: Planning Sustainable Cities (2009), http://mirror.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=2831