When we hear the term “Sustainable Communities” in general it refers to the Triple Bottom Line of Social, Economic, and Environmental interests at the “community scale.” For the purpose of these articles on sustainable (or resilient) communities, the focus is on the Social domain—Community as the social framework and scale for creating a sustainable future, and healthy Community as an essential element of that future.
A sustainable future depends on the emergence of local Communities as the primary stewards of our quality of life.
The title of this essay is intentionally provocative. We are experiencing the “end” of conventional planning as we know it. Stated differently, we have reached and passed “Peak Planning.” Conventional planning—plans, goals, policies, objectives, rules and standards, implementation strategies and processes, monitoring, and all the related variations on logical and rationale processes for influencing the future, are useful more formal tools, and here to stay.
This is link to the full article and an excerpt on the basic principles:
Social Permaculture Principles:
1) Abundance springs from relationships: