This comes up in connection with communities seeking to achieve sustainable lviing, both as communities (residents) and governments (municipalities.
Two versions of the 12 Traits of Sustainable Communities are available, one abbreviated, one in-depth. Reach both via the logo. The second is a 22-page handbook (on its way to 500 pages) from June 2009 that is so cool we are making it a Handbook. These ideas scale globally.