Urban growth in LICs (Low-Income Countries) and NEEs (Newly Emerging Economies) brings new wants and needs, including higher wages and improved standards of living. As wages and standards of living increase, people often have access to more material goods and better public services.
What is often difficult to manage is sustainability, which means catering for both the present and future. How can a government manage urban growth and make sure that they’re not damaging their environment at the same time?
The infographic below outlines key methods for ensuring environmental and economic sustainability in urban environments.