21st Century Development is broken down into seven performance areas: Place, Water, Energy, Health + Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty. These areas are further divided into subcategories that identify specific strategies that can lead to the development of holistic, regenerative communities.
Performance areas are based on the Living Community Challenge.
Explore the Performance Areas
Click on an area to learn about its role in 21st Century Development:
- Health + Happiness
The Place category helps reconnect the built environment with the deep story of place and the unique characteristics of every community.Learn More »
The Water category helps realign how people use water and redefines “waste” in the built environment so that water is respected as a precious resource.Learn More »
The Energy category signals a new age of design, in which the built environment relies solely on renewable forms of energy and operates in a safe, pollution-free manner.Learn More »
Health + Happiness
The Health + Happiness category focuses on the most important environmental conditions that must be present to create robust, healthy spaces.Learn More »
The Materials category embraces a materials economy that is nontoxic, ecologically restorative, transparent, and socially equitable.Learn More »
The Equity category seeks to make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time.Learn More »
The Beauty category recognizes the need for beauty as a precursor to investing in preserving, conserving, and serving the greater good.Learn More »