5S model of urban development


Sameer Sharma discusses in this article the 5S’ of Indian development and how similar aims are being followed in parts of the US.  The 5S’ are: Sahet--integrating physical activity into daily life; Sadak--using contemporary development strategies such as TOD and LEED; Suraksha-environmental justice, or making sure that development doesn’t adversely effect disadvantaged groups; Safai-environmental awareness, including recycling programs; and Sahabhagi--democratic decision making and public involvement.  He cites a variety of US municipalities (Santa Barbara, Cincinnati, New York City and the state of Ohio) that are doing at least one of these.  The challenge is to do them all at the same time.

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