What is Sustainability?

In the context of our use case, The Oxford English dictionary defines sustainability as -

“The property of being environmentally sustainable; the degree to which a process or enterprise is able to be maintained or continued while avoiding the long-term depletion of natural resources.”

Basing our understanding on the above definition and taking it forward, for the goblins, sustainability also has to be:


After first understanding what sustainability means in general, and then specifically what it will mean in our implementation, we tried to understand the concept of the carbon footprint. We also tried and explored some related literature. In the book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, the author Jane Jacobs had critiqued modern North American city planning, and had advocated for dense mixed-use development and walkable streets.

Some Knowns

Our Assumptions from research*:***