Sustainability is the practice of causing little or no harm to the environment and therefore being able to meet the needs of future generations. Sustainability is a concept composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social.
Social sustainability “is a process for creating successful places that promote wellbeing by understanding what people need from the places they live and work. Social responsibility combines designs of the physical realm with the design of the social world – infrastructure to support social and cultural life, social amenities, systems for citizen engagement, and space for people and place to evolve” – Social Life
Economic sustainability touches on the exercises implemented that support long lasting economic growth without negatively impacting social and environmental aspects of the community.
Environmental sustainability is the act of responsibly interacting with the planet in order to preserve natural resources and avoid threatening the ability of future generations meeting their needs.