Single-use urban areas

Other Names:
Sterile business districts
Sanitized urban development
Inadequate mixed-use urban redevelopment

The development in modern cities has resulted in the emergence of single-use areas, dictated by the narrow monetary interests of bankers and developers. Such areas consist of a collection of glossy buildings unrelated to the locality. There is no provision for street-related activity and the buildings do not address the street. There is therefore a form of no-man's-land which is exceedingly alienating to anybody who has no purpose relating to that single use. Complexity of use and need, including the role of the ordinary citizen in the daily economic, cultural, social and political life of the city, has been increasingly neglected.

Broader Problems:
Inadequate town planning
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST