Sustainable communities are places where people want to live and work now and in the future. They meet the diverse needs of existing and future residents, they are sensitive to the environment and contribute to a high quality of life. They are safe and inclusive, well planned and built, and provide equal opportunity and quality services to all.
Creating sustainable societies is a prerequisite for sustainable cities.
The Sustainable Community is an wealthy, environmental, social, healthy and resilient community. They tackle challenges through integrated solutions rather than fragmented approaches for cities. They focus on both the present and the future, with a long-term perspective far beyond the next budget or electoral cycle.
As a result, a sustainable community manages its human, natural and financial resources to meet current needs, while also ensuring that adequate resources are fairly available for future generations. The most basic conditions for creating a sustainable society;
A better quality of life for the whole community
Effective governance supported by meaningful and broad citizen participation