Event Title

Rapid urban growth of the Cities in Transition and their Social Sustainability challenges in young generations

Session

Architecture and Spatial Planning

Description

Pristina with its 81% of population living in the urban area, 32% of whom belong to the ages of 15-29 years old, has experienced its rapid urban congestion remarkably from the years of new century. As a result, sustainable city development defined by UN as “a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” has been manifested as a major challenge. There is very limited research data on how the hasty city enlargement has impacted the social sustainability, especially considering young generations. Founded on the research process, this paper aims to describe the impact of this issue into social justice, social Infrastructure, social well-being, equity, human scale development, engaged governance and social capital as a fundamental components of social sustainability framework derived from economic and environmental sustainability. Key implication for public institutions policies and urban development practitioners are discussed.

Keywords:

Urban Growth, Sustainable Development, Social Sustainability, Equity, Well-Being

Session Chair

Binak Beqaj

Session Co-Chair

Elvida Pallaska

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

27-10-2018 10:30 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.18

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Rapid urban growth of the Cities in Transition and their Social Sustainability challenges in young generations

Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina with its 81% of population living in the urban area, 32% of whom belong to the ages of 15-29 years old, has experienced its rapid urban congestion remarkably from the years of new century. As a result, sustainable city development defined by UN as “a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” has been manifested as a major challenge. There is very limited research data on how the hasty city enlargement has impacted the social sustainability, especially considering young generations. Founded on the research process, this paper aims to describe the impact of this issue into social justice, social Infrastructure, social well-being, equity, human scale development, engaged governance and social capital as a fundamental components of social sustainability framework derived from economic and environmental sustainability. Key implication for public institutions policies and urban development practitioners are discussed.