Feature Article

Community-Scale Sustainability: Accelerating Change for People and Planet

By working at the neighborhood scale, designers and developers can more dramatically improve environmental performance and social equity.

December 11, 2017

The building industry has set ambitious goals for sustainability and resilience, and is recognizing that a building-by-building approach is not enough. At the same time there is an increasing focus on making healthy, vibrant, and resilient communities accessible to all.

“There’s certainly an urgency. I think people really understand that we’re the last generation that can make a difference if we act—and we can act and we need to act,” said Alicia Daniels Uhlig, director of Living Community Challenge + Policy at International Living Future Institute (ILFI).