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sustainable community:

... a socioeconomic group in an environment which has the potential to continue to be productive and livable contingent upon the implementation of thoughtful, realistic plans for addressing the consequences of change. Wikipedia has an article about sustainability.

On the one hand potential for community sustainability under the conditions of ongoing enterprise and economic development may be increased when people with a vested interest in a location are aware of sustainability challenges and are willing as well as able to plan ahead to take preemptive actions, thus avoiding problems or lessening their impact.

On the other hand, the record of history is that forces of economic greed, political clashes, and natural disasters undo sustainability, destroying lives, livability, and the environment in the process. Sustainability is not a practical objective for a community dead set on maintaining its status quo. Worse yet, sustainability is virtually impossible for a community set to milk its resources and vitality for all its worth as quickly as possible. One dictionary defines sustainable as ... of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged (source of quote).

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