Living Community Challenge 1.1 Standard
The Living Community Challenge is comprised of seven performance areas, or “Petals”: Place, Water, Energy, Health and Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty and Spirit. Petals are subdivided into a total of twenty Imperatives, each of which focuses on a specific sphere of influence. This compilation of Imperatives can be applied to the master plan and/or completed construction of almost every conceivable community type, be it a small city block or street, a planned residential development, a mixed-use transit community or a large college campus. Naturally, strategies to create Living Communities will vary widely by occupancy, use, construction type and location—this is necessary—but the fundamental considerations remain the same.