Katie Williamson

“Sustainable communities are both socially and environmentally sustainable, but they’re also resilient. It’s a place where people can grow and be appreciated for who they are, but also share that with other people, and support other people at the human level. And there’s also an inherent appreciation for how natural resources can enhance communities and support individuals to achieve their goals, or create safe spaces for people to build their lives. Right now I see so many strong communities and beautiful natural spaces, but I don’t always see them together. I wonder about bringing together people who really care about each other, with people who really care about the natural world and are experts in that, and also just highly functional natural systems and what the effects would be. I think it really would be win-win for everybody, and could really be an important feature of our future; I think we’re going to need to merge cultural and human and natural systems together. “