People, Planet and Profit$

People, Planet, Profit$ comprise the three Pillars of Sustainability.

Figure 6 below presents the Sustainable $olution$ Community Planning Framework  for organizing sustainable development plans. 

TIP: “STAR (Sustainability  Tools for Assessing & Rating Communities) is being developed by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability in partnership with the USGBC and the Center for American Progress.  STAR is a national, consensus-based rating system for community sustainability. When released in fall 2012, STAR will provide communities a standard and comprehensive set of goals, objectives and performance measures by which to improve interdependent environmental, economic, and social conditions. STAR is also a community of leading local governments creating more sustainable places for the long term.”

For the latest updates on STAR, visit the STAR Communities website at



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