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Livable Cities

In 1996, the World Bank published a report, Livable Cities for the 21st Century, asserting that the “livable city” captured both the challenges and opportunities of global development for the approaching millennium milestone. As a major lender to developing nations, the World Bank expressed a broad consensus, established over decades of collaboration with the United Nations and other multilateral entities, that urgent global problems of climate change, inequalities, pandemics, violent extremism, humanitarian crises, and widespread poverty were interconnected and needed integrated solutions. A multidimensional framework of economic development, social development, and environmental protection has long anchored the concept of a human habitat as a dynamic, flourishing eco-community of nature, places, people, institutions, cultures, and commerce enabling the present generation to realize their human capabilities without ...

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