sustainable perspective

A pretty view is not the same as a healthy ecosystem.
– Chris Turner, Beyond buzzwords in Banff, Globe & Mail, Saturday Oct 20 2007.

Though the article only directly speaks of sustainability in environmental terms, he is really writing about a development in Banff that is also socially, economically and culturally sustainable.

Going green is often corporate-speak for one-off tree-planting campaigns or buildings with energy-efficient light bulbs. But sustainability can be a guiding philosophy as radical and transformative as democracy was to the last century – and one developer in the Rocky Mountains is putting that thinking into action.

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