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


Port Coquitlam

Port Moody