Sustainability

Sustainability is a commonly used, but poorly understood concept that seeks to assess both the present and the future status of the region, including an assessment of the extent to which resources are equitably distributed.

Several organizations have developed comprehensive indicators of sustainability, but few, including SustainLane, have be able to produce these measures on an annual basis.  Here is their assessment of Tucson in 2006.

SustainLane-ratings

 

Tucson Regional Indicators Project (TRIP)