Living community Challenge
How do we create communities that are good for everyone?
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.
Imagine communities that function like a forest ecosystem. The Living Community Challenge is organized into seven performance areas.
Health + Happiness
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.