Sustainable CT Categories

1. Thriving local economies,
supporting local businesses, increasing local jobs and revenues, and fostering energy-efficient and renewable energy-powered commercial and industrial buildings.

2. Well-stewarded land and natural resources, establishing policies and practices that recognize our finite resources and that strive to achieve a balance of many users while preserving and increasing ecosystem health and resilience.

3. Vibrant and creative cultural ecosystems, distinctive, engaged and livable communities that shape people-centered places, provide robust artistic and cultural opportunities, and consider environmental impacts.

4. Dynamic and resilient planning, balancing human development and resource use with a wide range of factors, including livability, economic opportunity, biodiversity and natural systems.

5. Clean and diverse transportation systems and choices, allowing enhanced health, safety and access for all roadway users—including motor vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users—regardless of age, ability, income or ethnicity.

6. Efficient physical infrastructure and operations, including accessible municipal buildings with efficient operations, maintenance, and energy systems.

7. Strategic and inclusive public services, encompassing transparency, inclusivity, effective communication, appropriate events and training, materials management, and public health.

8. Healthy housing options, diverse in both type and affordability, with efficient and renewable energy systems and located in thriving, livable, connected neighborhoods.

9. Inclusive and equitable community impacts, deeply embedding equity considerations into municipal operations, building inclusiveness, community cohesion, and shared decision-making.