What are People Friendly Cities?

People Friendly Cities are ‘smart and liveable cities‘ which put people in the middle of planning and design;
a human scale environment which brings communities together and encourages social inclusion.
A smart and liveable city can provide city residents with more social connectivity, public spaces and buildings with character;
access to cultural, sport, recreational, shopping, and green space amenities;
safety from crime; and public policies that meet human needs.

People-friendly cities respond to these needs; from the basic requirements of food shelter,
sanitation, health, education and safety to the essential needs that cities offer
such as the promise of a better quality of life – a life of rich and fulfilling experiences.
These cities offer new employment possibilities and provide the basis for new ways of creating and delivering public services.
By expanding on the concept of democratic urban governance, people-friendly cities give the citizens a central role
in the decision-making processes that shape their environment and strengthen their power within the city itself.