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Responsible Resources/Materials

Non-food and non-energy renewable and non-renewable resources are sourced, allocated, managed and recycled responsibly and equitably, and without adversely affecting human health or the resilience of ecosystems.

Healthy Soil

Soils functions and operations meet their ranges of healthy ecosystem functions as appropriate to their types and environments; fertility is maintained or improved.

Clean and Safe Water

Residents have sufficient and continuous access to convenient and affordable clean drinking-water and domestic use water; city water sources, waterways and waterbodies are healthy and function without negative impact to ecosystems.

Clean Air

The city maintains a level of air quality that is conducive to good health within buildings, the city’s air shed, and atmosphere.

Environmentally friendly transport

Non-motorized transportation is supported and encouraged by the city and is used by a significant proportion of people for trips under 5 km. Mode split aims towards the access-by-proximity principle with 80% of trips made by walking, bicycling or low emissions public transportation.

Green Building

New buildings and renovations are assessed in terms of environmental sustainability and green building standards.

Safe and affordable housing

Dwellings are affordable, including to low income households, are in a reasonable state of repair with operational facilities and services, provide thermal comfort, and are protected from environmental or human caused hazards.

Access by Proximity

The city provides residents with walkable access between safe and affordable housing, basic urban services, and open/green space. It demonstrates environmentally friendly transport options and provides walking and transit access to close-by employment.