Developing corporate neighbourhood beautification Activating community beautification efforts Creating community beautification improvements Structuring substantial space beautification Implementing space beautification projects Beautifying key community spaces Catalyzing community beautification activities
Beautifying the physical environment of a local community, through cleaning streets and other public places, creating attractive community gathering and socializing places, beautifying the facades of buildings and planting trees and flowers in public areas. The intent of the living environment is to create images of significance and possibility for the community.
The concept of a living environment is best implemented in the context of a comprehensive local development effort and through the efforts of local residents. This requires organizing local residents for planning and implementation.
Wasting time on non-essential development efforts diverts the imagination and effort of residents from the real task of development.
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