People-Smart Sustainable Cities

Geneva: United Nations, 2020

95 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2021

Date Written: 2020


Cities are made of people, by people and for people. Sustainable measures will have to make sense to inhabitants of cities, making their life more liveable. Furthermore, it is people who drive sustainability and who are its ultimate source and beneficiaries. This vision underpins the notion of people-smart sustainable cities, introduced in this publication.

Keywords: cities; urbanization; sustainable development; sustainable development goals; smart cities

JEL Classification: O10, O17, O18, O19, O21, O31, O33, O38, O57, Q20, Q28, Q40, Q42, Q48, R21, R31, R38

Suggested Citation

Golubchikov, Oleg, People-Smart Sustainable Cities (2020). Geneva: United Nations, 2020, Available at SSRN:

Oleg Golubchikov (Contact Author)

Cardiff University ( email )

Aberconway Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

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