|Considering the background of the current process of dehumanization of the Third World Cities, as a result of gradual environmental and human deterioration, supported in the present on values of competition, expansion and human and nature exploitation, and looking for a sustainable development, we need the incorporation of qualitative and not only quantitative values in this process. |
Urban development now corresponds only to productivity and competitiveness. To address Sustainable urbanization we should change people’s attitude, mainly those ones responsible for the urban process of building a city to think about improving the quality of life and not only economic goals.
We have to look forward for Better Ways for City Planning, by policymaking for sustainability, changing the focus and adding values for different types and groups of people and human Genders (considering sex, age, race, capacities, etc). ''The City was conceived as the greatest instrument for people humanization'' (G. Ortega 2009).
The stated objectives should include the establishment of a dialogue within all actors and urban authors: governments, decision makers, researchers, professional and organized community groups, involving stakeholders, which through a continuo’s education, organization and citizen participation, caj reach a better understanding process of building a city and its historical responsibility, on their natural and built environment. Through Sustainable Participatory Programs for Immediate Action with previous experience in dialogue and socio-cultural considerations above, actors and writers can be involved in the proposed method. All this considering the establishment of 7 qualitative rather than quantitative values or principles, considering: Ethics, equity and diversity of people and places, governance, sustainability, solidarity, coo-responsibility and mutual understanding.