Cultivate environmental and personal sustainability.
TO MINIMIZE EXTERNAL ENERGY INPUTS: All buildings should be Zero Net Energy. Maximize solar with storage, no natural gas hookups for residences, research practicality of desalination powered by on-site energy.
TO MINIMIZE NEED FOR CAR TRAVEL: Build lots of live/work units, provide reliable shuttles to transit hubs, charge a premium for car parking.
OPTIMIZE QUALITY OF LIFE FACTORS: Provide venues for community gatherings for entertainment and lectures, outdoor recreation facilities, and conference and concert venue. Provide good retail grocery, upscale as well as simple take-out restaurants. Partner with local non-profits and city to create summer camps for school kids, with focus on environmental activities, education and arts.