What all successful communities have in common

The way we live is impacted by four global shifts.
successful community indicators
  1. Technological developments

  2. Climate change

  3. Global economic uncertainty

  4. Demographic change

Research into the best communities in the world show they are:

  • Connected (locally, regionally, nationally and internationally through paths, roads and public transport infrastructure, social networks and communication technologies)

  • Prosperous (strong and diverse businesses and employment across all community groups)

  • Creative (innovative, entertaining and vibrant)    
  • Sustainable and resilient (environmentally, economically and socially)
  • Designed for people (easy and safe for all community groups to access the services, amenities and comfort they need)

All of these components collectively contribute to making a community great. Communities can turn global shifts into opportunities by ranking well in each of the above successful community indicators.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 4 May 2021