Sustainable communities think and act systemically.
Sustainable communities take a systems perspective and recognize that people, nature and the economy are all affected by their actions. Local governments in these communities consider the broader implications before embarking on specific projects, and they look for ways to accomplish multiple goals rather than default to short-term, piecemeal efforts.
Sustainable communities aim to Instill resiliency; Foster innovation; Redefine progress; Live within means; Cultivate collaboration; Ensure equity; Embrace diversity; Inspire leadership and Continuously improve.
Sustainable communities recognise the importance of cultural heritage in the goals of future developments