What is a liveable and sustainable community? It demonstrates Smart Growth principles: the natural environment and our farmland are protected; residents are engaged; neighbourhoods are revitalized, communities are vibrant, complete, and walkable; active transportation is safe and convenient; there is a range of good quality affordable housing choices; green infrastructure, green building design, and green neighbourhood design are the norm.
- COMPLETE AND WALKABLE: you can walk to the things you need in your community
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION: everyone should be able to get to where they are going safely, conveniently and accessibly, whether they are walking, in a wheelchair or scooter, on a bike, on a bus, or in a private vehicle.
WATER QUALITY: water is life! We need to protect the health of our lakes, rivers, creeks and wetlands, and minimize the impact of development on our watersheds.
A HEALTHY NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: we all rely on healthy water, air, and soil. We need our natural spaces, and they need our protection.
LOCAL FOOD: local food is healthy and adds to food security. Let’s support our local farmers, and people growing their own food at home or in community gardens.
CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT: collectively, we make our community a better place. Let’s support people working to make the community better, and give people a voice in the municipal decisions that shape our city.
Here's what Sudburians have to say about their liveable community.
Have a look at a local neighbourhood, and what makes it sustainable.