The study concluded that creating a sustainable community clearly requires a merging of minds around policies and actions based not on self interest, but rather on the collective good. County, city, town, and village governments, public authorities, and school districts all must take steps to reverse the practices of the past 50 years and set a deliberative course toward creating a healthy, sustainable community. We do that by rethinking the way we design and maintain our urban centers and neighborhoods; where we locate our schools, libraries, town halls and parks; and how and where we build our roads, among other things.