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Socio-Cultural Features

HEALTHY CULTURE
Cultural activities that strengthen eco-literacy, patterns of human knowledge and creative expression, symbolic thought and social learning are developed and nurtured.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING
Full and equitable community participation is supported in decision-making processes, along with legal, physical and organizational support for neighborhoods, community organizations, institutions and agencies to enhance their capacities.

 

 

 

 

HEALTHY AND EQUITABLE ECONOMY
The city’s economy consistently favors economic activities that reduce harm and positively benefit the environment and human health and support a high level of local and equitable employment options.

 

 

 

 

 

LIFELONG EDUCATION
Residents have access to lifelong education including access to information about the city’s history of place, culture, ecology, and tradition, provided through formal and informal education, vocational training and other social institutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELL BEING – QUALITY OF LIFE
Residents report strong satisfaction with quality of life including employment, the built, natural and landscaped environment, physical and mental health, education, safety; recreation and leisure time, and social belonging.