“Throughout the world, people want the same things: access to clean air and water; economic opportunities; a safe and healthy place to raise their kids; shelter; lifelong learning; a sense of community; and the ability to have a say in the decisions that affect their lives.”
INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
The human being is a social being. Throughout the history of humanity, we have focused on building groups related to our interests and values. Little by little, we have become more and more divided. These uncertain times have invited us to unite in diversity, as one, with more empathy and awareness of the differences that make us unique.
This need to be closer and closer from afar invites us to meet new perspectives that we thought were far away and live with them differently. Since we cannot move physically, we will be intellectual nomads. We love movement and our ability to adapt to new situations.
All the communities to which we belong or are part of us, which are different things, seek to connect and live in harmony. Sustainable communities, for example, seek the right environment in the physical, mental, and emotional environment of their members through habits and activities that improve the quality of life. They are communities aware of their environment and their basic needs, which today, together with the wellness lifestyle, are also more respectful of their emotional and mental health, thus making them safe spaces for all their members. Or as the Institute for Sustainable Communities explains: “A sustainable community manages its human, natural and financial capital to meet current needs while ensuring that adequate resources are available for future generations.”
This same organization, which leads the terms for successful sustainable communities through strategies, consultancies, and workshops, since 1996, proposes four essential aspects for sustainable communities on which their dynamics and spaces should be based, these are: