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Development, Urbanization and Sustainability

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Kamil Khan Mumtaz looks at how the perpetual increase in production and consumption implied by the economic growth model of development and modern urbanization is unsustainable. A sustainable economy would fully recycle all that it consumes, while sustainable cities would be structurally integrated with the regions from which they derive their basic sustenance. Above all, sustainable development requires a paradigm change that must begin with a redefinition of the goals of development.

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Illustrates how sustainable cities need to be structurally integrated with the regions from which they derive their basic sustenance

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Mumtaz, K. Development, Urbanization and Sustainability. Development 54, 330–335 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1057/dev.2011.65

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