Living Community Challenge

Living community Challenge

How do we create communities that are good for everyone?

Integrated Communities

The Living Community Challenge is a framework for master planning, design, and construction. It is a tool to create a symbiotic relationship between people and all aspects of the built environment.

The program is a call to action to governments, campuses, planners, developers and neighborhood groups to create communities that are as connected and beautiful as a forest.


Petals

Imagine communities that function like a forest ecosystem. The Living Community Challenge is organized into seven performance areas.

Place

Place

Restoring a healthy coexistence with nature.
Materials

Materials

Endorsing products and processes that are safe for all species through time.
Water

Water

Creating water independent sites, buildings and communities.
Equity

Equity

Supporting a Just, equitable World.
Energy

Energy

Relying only on current solar income.
Beauty

Beauty

Celebrating plans that purpose transformative change.
Health + Happiness

Health + Happiness

Maximizing physical and psychological health and well being.

Create healthy communities

Living Communities are:

  • Nurturing and generous places that promote healthy lifestyles for everyone.
  • Net positive with respect to water and energy. Living Communities generate their own energy and capture and treat all the water they need.
  • Create a positive impact on the human and natural systems that interact with them.

Take on a challenge

Let’s create communities with resilient infrastructure that benefits all people. View the Living Community Challenge standard to learn about the philosophy behind the framework.