United Nations Virtuous City Project (UNVCP)




Chafik, Saad

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There are seven billion people living on this planet and sharing its natural resources. The question to ask is how long can this celestial ship bear the pressure of an enduring energy need? Scientists agree on the necessity to change our consumption habits and reduce our dependence on fossil fuel energy to preserve our environment. The problem is not only the squandering of energy but the lack of morals and ethics that guide behaviors and attitudes toward each other. The cure for our problems begins by changing the way we humans treat and respect each other in an environment free from greed and discrimination and governed by the power of social justice and dignity for all mankind. The idea of my thesis is a project to build a virtuous city that could be a model for all the cities of the world, a city where dignity, justice and respect for human rights are the supreme laws of an idealistic citizenry. The virtuous city will be named for one principal donor who will finance its construction under the auspices of the United Nations. This virtuous city will be the “Mecca” for all the people who believe in the necessity of leading an exemplary life, to assure a decent one to everyone and to preserve this planet for future generations.





Chafik, S. (2012). <i>United Nations Virtuous City Project (UNVCP)</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.


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