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Social Empowerment And Social Justice To Reach Sustainable Development!

Sustainability is defined as any balanced socio-natural relationship that is enough to be maintained indefinitely in the future. To create these balanced relationships, employing Sustainable Development to meet current needs while preserving resources for coming generations; this means looking for justice and ecological responsibility on a macro and micro level. To achieve a sustainable and resilient society we need to accommodate the three pillars of sustainability equally: Environmental, Economical, Social. Social Sustainability refers to reaching a better society to live in, characterized by social inclusion, social justice, equity, democracy, political transparency, and cohesion, reflecting a better social capital and trust. By understanding the different facets of social sustainability, strategists can identify sustainability objectives, achievement and evaluate the impact of their actions on social equity, empowerment, accountability, and social justice.

In this vein, international organisations initiated different projects to develop a global sustainable development process to maintain the socio-natural relationship under a framework that considers the main pillars of sustainability: Economic, social, and environmental development. It is essential to highlight the main development stage of public society during the modernization era. The modernization era introduced a new lifestyle encompassing new economic, social, political, and cultural features. The host of this interaction was identified by social scientists as the "Public Sphere." The concept of the public sphere represented the infrastructure that should guarantee inclusive and equal participation for individuals and the public to raise their requirements and debate with the state. The public sphere is rooted in the idea of equal participation, specifically how public opinion can drive political actions in favor of the collective public good. However, in reality, politicians often can not offer equal participation opportunities to all individuals, thus producing societal instability. Additionally, the main reason for different societal movements is the inequality in participation.


Improving policies and regulations that enrich communities' solidarity and equitable distribution of urban benefits are essential to realizing social stability. Accordingly, we can't segregate policies, technological development, and environmental strategies from the pillars of social sustainability. In summary, social stability and development could not be reached without genuine efforts to develop a public sphere that can include all the community voices.

Do you think technology intensive strategies will lead us to achieve sustainable development Goals agenda?

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