What is needed to achieve sustainable cities?
As said by the World Bank (WB 2006) and highlighted in the WUF´s 6 background document: "by placing equity and fairness as central elements of an efficient development strategy, developing countries will be better able to reach sustainable growth and development trajectories”. With this statement, developing cities are facing a new way of developing and should be focus on placing equity as one of their main goals, is not just to build roads and highways so that cars can, in theroy, move faster, but the city has to think on behalf of the people mainly through investment in green spaces for the enjoyment of inhabitants and visitors as well as dignifying and making more sustainable the mobility and public transport. So, equity and investment on public spaces are goala to achieve sustainable cities, what else is needed? Picture: people enjoying public space in Medellin, Colombia