What Makes a Neighborhood Sustainable?

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We can’t overlook the key ingredient in making neighborhoods sustainable – human resources – the people! The people living in a community are what make the difference. Without caring and connected people in a neighborhood, it is difficult to attain the environment and economy everyone finds desirable.

Typically, one considers a neighborhood an acceptable place to live if it supports conveniences such as grocery stores, retail shops, good schools, entertainment venues, and places of faith. People also find neighborhoods attractive when they feature walking and bike trails, parks, neighborhood associations, and a respectable local government. While all of these characteristics make a neighborhood attractive to us, do they constitute a sustainable neighborhood? Is your neighborhood sustainable?

Many offer different ways for communities to achieve a sustainable future, but generally, a community that involves its residents in the development of sustainability principles, as they pertain to the community’s environment, economy, and human resources, are more likely to be successful.

People want to live in neighborhoods where they can safely raise their families, meet with friends, share with neighbors, and welcome newcomers, but in today’s society it is often difficult to find opportunities to get to know someone. The good news is that people long to meet, talk, walk, play, and celebrate with those living closest to them. Despite the social obstacles, people want neighborhoods that promote fellowship. Fortunately, technology has been created to help neighbors quickly connect and share.

Neighborhoods that implement a web and app based, private, community network come together to form the sense of community more quickly than communities without the technologyCommunities thrive when there are ties among the people living there; Nabr Network can take your HOA there.