Improve the net quality of life of all communities affected by the project and mitigate negative impacts to communities.
STRUCTURE + COMMUNITY REQUIREMENTS
All relevant community plans are reviewed and verified through stakeholder input. The project team works to achieve good project alignment with community plans, recognizing that the scope of the project is a limiting factor. Potential negative impacts on nearby affected communities are reduced or eliminated.
Baseline: Broad Community Alignment (Envision Superior Level)
- Option 1: Holistic assessment and collaboration (Envision Conserving Level)
- Structure + Community Requirements: The project makes a net positive contribution to the quality of life of the host and nearby affected communities. The project team makes a holistic assessment of community needs, goals and plans, incorporating meaningful stakeholder input. Project meets or exceeds important identified community needs and long-term requirements for sustainability. Remaining adverse impacts are minimal, mostly accepted as reasonable trade-offs for benefits achieved. The project has broad community endorsement.
- Option 2 Community Renaissance (Envision Restorative Level)
- Structure + Community Requirements: Through rehabilitation of important community assets, upgraded and extended access, increased safety, improved environmental quality and additional infrastructure capacity, the project substantially reinvigorates the host and nearby communities. Working in genuine collaboration with stakeholders and community decision makers, the project owner and the project team scope the project in a way that elevates community awareness and pride. Overall quality of life in these communities is markedly elevated.
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