To live sustainably we must achieve social stability by meeting today's needs
without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. To achieve
a sustainable society we must seek peace and justice, and end the segregation
that stands in their way.

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.