The future of sustainable communities just got closer as ISO/DIS 37101 moves to the final stage of development. As mentioned in a previous post, ISO’s new standard, ISO 37101 is centered on the sustainable development of “communities”. Click here for the news release from ISO.
Following is a video from May 2014 as the process was still headed towards DIS:
The standard is now fully formed and has reached the final stage known as FDIS (Final Draft International Standard). The goals of ISO 37101 is to be a valuable contribution towards sustainability as “whole”. The desire if for no sustainability “silos”.
Here’s a snap shot of the standard’s intended objectives:
-Developing holistic and integrated approaches instead of working in silos (which can hinder sustainability)
-Fostering social and environmental changes
-Improving health and wellbeing
-Encouraging responsible resource use and
-Achieving better governance
The architects of this new standard believe there is a much wider audience for ISO 37101 than community planners, city managers, municipal governments or public utilities. We’ll see how it all plays out.
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