To live sustainably we must achieve social stability by meeting today's needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

Designing to Live Sustainably [d2ls] is an emerging vision of change leaders in Western New York that are using a highly inclusive design competition to inspire the bioregional community to leverage its comparative advantages, optimizing
the area's viability as climate change impacts our ecological, social, cultural, and economic health. We are looking for exciting and viable ways to use our wealth of vacant and underused spaces to create a new vision for what our region might become. It is our feeling that the essential and fundamental changes that sustainable living requires will emerge
through an innovative method to inspire public and private citizen action.