Economic Resilience and Quality of Life in the Built Environment: The Impact of Smart, Sustainable Cities

December 2022

Jawad Altamimi


This research explores how a sustainable and smart built environment has a positive economic impact and a positive impact on people’s quality of life.
The study analyzes the economic impact of sustainable practices, social well-being impact, and integration of nature-based solutions by employing a multidisciplinary approach to examine the interplay between a sustainable urban design, smart technology integration, and human-centric approach.
It highlights the role of people-centric approaches in designing, building, and operating the built environment.
The study stresses that the people element is the ultimate goal of the sustainability PPPs integration approach (people, planet, profit). Therefore, environmental stewardship and economic improvements are meant for the benefit of humans thriving sustainably on this planet.
The research methodology starts by analyzing current urban development challenges and how smart cities and sustainable communities provide a solution. Then, it discusses the economic and social impact of the built environment. The research methodology then extends to present multiple global case studies that show how sustainable community design contributes to the economy and improves social dimensions as well as quality of life for people.
At last, the study discusses recommendations for development professionals and policymakers on the importance of integrating sustainability and technology into urban developments, as well as emphasizing community engagement as a core factor for urban development.
This research provides a significant contribution to the professionals working in urban development, whether in urban planning or in operating the built environment, providing them with a model for cities and communities that balance urbanization with economic and social considerations.

Quality of life, Built Environment, Smart Cities, Sustainable Communities

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