TY - CHAP A1 - Radu Radoslav A2 - Marius Stelian Găman A3 - Tudor Morar A4 - Ştefana Bădescu A5 - Ana-Maria Branea ED1 - Chaouki Ghenai Y1 - 2012-02-24 PY - 2012 T1 - Sustainable Urban Development Through the Empowering of Local Communities N2 - The technological advancement of our civilization has created a consumer society expanding faster than the planet's resources allow, with our resource and energy needs rising exponentially in the past century. Securing the future of the human race will require an improved understanding of the environment as well as of technological solutions, mindsets and behaviors in line with modes of development that the ecosphere of our planet can support. Sustainable development offers an approach that would be practical to fuse with the managerial strategies and assessment tools for policy and decision makers at the regional planning level. BT - Sustainable Development SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/27324 DO - 10.5772/27324 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-06 ER -