Platform - Sustainability

Sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes.  We want Chapel Hill to enjoy a long existence as an enjoyable and productive place to live.




Growth is not sustainable.  For example, if a town of 50,000 people were to grow at 5% per year, after 100 years its population would be over 6 million.


Sustainability entails building and maintaining parts of our Town that will maximize their longevity.


Recent years have seen tremendous political pressure from the "Growth Machine" advocating that Chapel Hill must grow-grow-grow.



Proposed Solutions


  1. Good maintenance of existing infrastructure must be a high priority.

  2. Limit rate of growth.



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