Hourglass Quality-Of-Life Connectivity Model
Growth management is a very important and yet complex task affecting economic viability, environmental responsibility, and community livability. And it involves many interrelationships that define quality of life in a community.
Decisions must be made carefully and diligently with an insightful vision of the future, a clear understanding of the root causes of a problem, a thorough exploration of alternative solutions, and a comprehensive investigation of the consequences of a proposed initiative/action on all of the following: 1. Economic development, 2. The environment, 3. The infrastructure, 4. Land Planning, and 5. Community character.
The growth management model was created by the Hourglass to recognize the complex interrelationships that impact quality of life in a community, and to guide decision making on legacy issues.