The Sustainable City. Promoting socially sustainable cities through civil dialogue

  • Johanna Karlsson


This article argues that social sustainability underpinned by human rights values could aid in mitigating risks when adapting a definition of social sustainability, such as the definition reproducing the values of the agent using it or that values inherent to human rights are lost. Furthermore, this article will bridge the aspects of making the social dimension of sustainability more tangible while at the same time ensuring that values inherent in human rights are in fact not lost. In doing so, it investigates the potential of utilising human rights-based civil dialogue as an indicator of social sustainability and subsequently a tool for promoting socially sustainable cities.