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Sustainable Community Development

What Is It?

Sustainable Community Development is the intersection of the business community, local government, environmental groups, community members and others working to make their community more livable, inclusive, affordable, and economically competitive. This Attribute focuses on strengthening communities with green design, infrastructure, and education while preserving their unique identity, history, and culture. Through these efforts, nature is protected as both an economic and community asset that provides sustenance, open space, jobs, economic opportunities, and important cultural and historic ties. By providing funding and technical expertise, public gardens can work with valued community resources to help them achieve their goals for sustainability. 


Where to Begin?

Public gardens have a key role to play in putting communities on a sustainable development pathway, managing risk and enhancing resilience, and advancing prosperity and well-being.


For more information on this attributes goals and related measures, please click on the image below!