Socially sustainable development: capturing Black voices for designing an appropriate livability index for the Black American community

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Nathaniel D. Jones (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Selima Sultana

Abstract: Urban development is a foundational field which has a direct impact on the quality of life for any individual inhabiting the area of development. Globally, there are many factors that are leveraged to weigh what constitutes just and equitable design, sustainability, and provides quality of life. Factors such as housing quality and affordability, educational quality, health care accessibility, transportation, and access to healthy food and quality water are some characteristics observed across the board. While what this looks like varies from country to country, the significance of how this is applied in the United States is important and should be critically analyzed to appropriately frame the conversation and define what constitutes livability for all people.

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Language: English
Date: 2021
Black Americans, Community Development, Equity, Gentrification, Livability Index, Police Relations
Sustainable urban development $z United States
African Americans $x Social conditions
Quality of life $z United States
Police-community relations $z United States

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