Since taking office, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has prioritized sustainability for the city. In his story for Living Standard, he describes how encouraging it is that these values are met by dozens of organizations and institutions that pledge to create a more sustainable city.

Mayor Hancock explains, “We are impacted by how… economic parity is distributed around our city. These things simply matter.”

There is a collective, city-wide imperative to work on the intersecting issues of equity and sustainability not only in Denver, but in cities all around the world.  LEED for Cities and Communities helps with the distribution of economic parity by enabling local leaders to create responsible, sustainable, and specific plans for natural systems, energy, water, waste, transportation and many other factors that contribute to quality of life.

The connections between where we live, work, learn, and play, and our quality of life are undeniable. What are you doing to ensure others can make these connections and how are you working together to build healthier spaces for all? Share your story.