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 are essential to their long-term social and fiscal health:
* Each member of the community understands the unique history and heritage of their social community and physical place.
* Each member of the community holds in common a vision for the future to which they help contribute.
The dysfunction that we find in our cities, businesses and other organizations can always be traced to these core elements. It is this understanding that causes us to commit significant time and resources to the inventory of historic, economic, ecological and culture resources of a community over the course of time. Our community involvement process is organized to achieve the creation of a common vision and an ongoing process to evolve and mature that vision over time.