chapter  7
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The sustainable city: a good and secure quality of life?

ByMIKE JENKS

This chapter argues that there may be more interesting ways of considering security if a more holistic and inclusive approach is explored. In particular, within the literature there seem to be some underlying and recurring themes. First, there is achieving an acceptable quality of life for all those living in cities, and the extent to which aspects of security might play a part in reaching that aim. And second, if quality of life is to be an inclusive goal, then uncomfortable issues of inequality come into focus.