A sustainable city has inspiring civic leadership, which includes all levels of government, community and business providing leadership, and acting in the broader interests of the community.
An environmentally responsible city is concerned with the human impact on the natural environment and how resources are used. The natural environment is valued for its intrinsic nature and role in maintaining all forms of life.
An inclusive, healthy and vibrant city is concerned with the well-being of all residents. It plans for and meets diverse needs, providing people with access to the basic resources required to live.
A liveable city provides safe, healthy and vital spaces and places for people of all ages and abilities. Through creative planning and design, the development of unique and vibrant places is fostered.
An accessible city makes it easy for people of all ages and abilities to move around and access services and facilities, work and recreation. It provides accessible pathways of travel leading to accessible places and spaces.
An economically sustainable city facilitates a diverse, robust and environmentally friendly local economy that benefits local residents.