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community sustainability plan

Our sustainability model is based on four pillars: Environmental, Economic, Social and Cultural. You’ll see these icons next to all of our Community Sustainability Plan goals.

environmental sustainability

Environmental Sustainability involves:

  • planning for the enjoyment of our natural environment, while minimizing our impact.
  • preserving environmentally sensitive areas and supporting the efforts of our stewardship groups.
economic sustainability

Economic Sustainability involves:

  • planning for long-term economic stability for the City through efficient human resource and facility management.
  • sound purchasing policies and full life cycle cost accounting.
  • maintaining tax levels at affordable rates for all members of the community.
  • creating positive business opportunities for local employment and supporting local business activities.
social sustainability

Social Sustainability involves:

  • people living and growing in their neighbourhoods, and fulfilling spiritual, creative and physical needs throughout their lives.
  • adapting to the desires of different age groups, ethnicity and beliefs in a single community.
  • planning neighbourhoods to encourage and foster social interaction.
cultural sustainability

Cultural Sustainability involves:

  • recognizing history, traditions, social values and community culture in planning for the future here in the City of the Arts.
  • supporting cultural groups and their activities.
  • developing a range of spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features characterizing a society or social group.
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Last updated: 03/10/2011 3:07:10 PM