Sustainable Development

When discussing sustainable development, you’ll often hear institutions mention their triple-bottom line. This term reflects the fact that sustainability requires multiple moving parts working in tandem to be – well – sustainable. Specifically, a city’s triple-bottom line consists of economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

  • Economic Sustainability: keeping a city profitable, competitive, and attractive to investors.
  • Social Sustainability: maximizing the quality of life and well-being of those living in the community.
  • Environmental Sustainability: managing growth in a way that minimizes environmental impact.

Although you will see some variance from city to city, you are bound to notice the three pillars of the triple-bottom line approach appear throughout any city’s official development planning documents.

Listed below are official city plans and web-pages that are relevant to this concept of sustainable development. Click the links below to travel to each city’s website to find out more.

City Resources

Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam

Port Moody