Rules of engagement for the active pursuit of prosperity

Abubakar, Aisha (2021) Rules of engagement for the active pursuit of prosperity. Academia Letters. 1326. (

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Such a universal term, prosperity, derived from the Latin word 'prosperus', middle English 'prosperite', and French 'prosperitas', meaning favourable or fortunate. Recent and intensive engagement with prosperity has denounced the economic monopoly over it to integrate dimensions that are social, environmental, ecological, and physical. This movement, further catalysed by the UN-Habitat (see UN-Habitat, 2015, 2013), has helped re-focus governments' interests towards maintaining prosperity, and as an avenue for fulfilling the SDGs. Both Developed and Developing Region cities are characterized by their unique geo-political, market and economic, institutional and policy dynamics that sometimes drive societal vulnerabilities. Some of these in the form of physically and environmentally, socially, and economically declining communities that are more prevalent in Developing Regions.


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