The Buddhist conception is that everything changes, continously. This rings true for me. The earth is changing; society is changing; the people around me are changing; I'm changing. Nothing is sustainable, in the sense of unchanging. The best we can do is flow with change, to manage it as best we can inside and outside of ourselves. So, when I look at the colorful maps of Sustainable Fairview in the master plan, this doesn't look like anything real to me. It's a static picture, not a dynamic unfolding.
Those of us responsible for the development of Sustainable Fairview should spend some time pondering this question: Isn't this project is as much about flows of human interactions and communications as it is about flows of water, energy, building materials, and all that? Sustainability is a vibrant way of life, not an architectural/engineering blueprint. It's the inner essence, not the outer shell. This is what I'm looking forward to enjoying at Sustainable Fairview, not lifeless roads, buildings, and infrastructure. These physical entities merely are part of the means to the end of genuine sustainability.