1. Urban sprawl: Managing the growth and expansion of cities in a sustainable manner while preventing the depletion of natural resources.
2. Affordable housing: Ensuring that housing options are accessible and affordable for all residents, particularly low-income individuals and families.
3. Traffic congestion: Developing effective transportation systems and reducing traffic gridlock to improve mobility and air quality.
4. Social inequality: Addressing the disparities in access to resources, services, and opportunities within cities, such as healthcare, education, and employment.
5. Climate change: Mitigating the environmental impacts of urban development, including reducing carbon emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change.
6. Aging infrastructure: Updating and maintaining existing infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and utilities to support the growing population and provide essential services.
7. Public space: Designing and maintaining public spaces that are inclusive, accessible, and meet the needs of diverse communities.
8. Health and well-being: Creating conditions for healthy living through the provision of green spaces, safe neighborhoods, and access to nutritious food.
9. Economic development: Balancing the need for economic growth with the preservation of community character and avoiding displacement of vulnerable populations.
10. Community engagement: Promoting participatory planning processes that involve community members in decision-making and ensure that their voices are heard in shaping the future of their cities.