Sustainable communities are ones that are created around the values of enhancing community elements by integrating economic, social and environmental objectives. The elements such housing, education, the natural environment, health, accessibility and the arts are all in the forefront of all such community initiatives.
All community issues are interconnected and must be looked at as a whole. There needs to be a vision before such a community is established, a vision that is driven by a clear strategy. Many cities around the world do a great job at bringing their citizens together and thus defining a community’s course in sustainability. These initiatives are based on culture, heritage and celebrations, and civic engagement.