Encourage each community to establish a community sustainability plan.
A community can create and build on its vision and formal plans by adopting specific objectives, guidelines, action items, regulations, and policies. Adopt continuous learning mentality (and policy) so that feedback can be used to assess effectiveness of decisions and actions and changes can be made accordingly. Want to create resilient, adaptable, and engaged communities.
Neighbourhoods in Vancouver have been undergoing community visions and plans for many years, and most communities now have these in place. They aren’t focused specifically on sustainability, but many have a strong sustainability focus: http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/cityplan/visions/
Steven Forth commented
I like this idea. We need to build stronger and more diverse communities within Vancouver. One communities approach to sustainability and resilience could be quite different from another's, and we need to explore many different options as the best patterns are (i) not yet known, (ii) will change and (iii) will be local. Even sewage treatment, waste disposal and energy storage could be more local - see http://t.co/0xjxmhE