Arts and Culture

Concept of Arts Integration:  As we study the great places of the world that people flock to, we learn that the art and architecture emerge organically over time.  They are rarely imposed, which is why they fit so well and have an almost timeless appeal and value.  A process is necessary that engages the community […]

Education

Schools as Centers of Community Central to the concept of creating a more livable community is the quality of the services, resources and amenities that it has to offer its residents.  Public schools play an important role in attracting and retaining residents, and they will be evaluated not only by the test scores and quality […]

Social Justice

Social justice is the ability people have to realize their potential in the society where they live.  A set of community institutions is necessary that enables people to lead a fulfilling life and be active contributors to their community. Belief in Importance of Socially Durable Communities We recognize that socially durable communities have two core elements that […]

Economic Development

An economic revitalization plan for an area must drive towards a balanced and diverse mix of business and residential opportunities.  The economic strategy should be built around the philosophy of aggregating competencies that can benefit from close association with each other.  The two primary aggregating strategies are: 1 – Aggregate existing core competencies of the […]

Human Health

Human is health is defined as the general condition of a person’s mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain (as in “good health” or “healthy”).  

Environment

Existing ecological systems should be restored, enhanced and in many locations, should be enlarged and expanded. Natural systems should be integrated and integral to the functions, aesthetics, and serve as a centerpiece for all to see, celebrate and learn from. Natural systems are the living breathing organs, the heart of the community. Redevelopment of our […]

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