If you've been reading great online publications like DallasBlog, FrontBurner, or Dallas Observer's Unfair Park, you probably recognize the term.
There are many detailed definitions of the term as witnessed here. To me, it occurs when developers go the extra mile to use environmentally friendly materials and processes that may cost a little more money but benefit the quality of our natural resources - air, water, and land.
Dallas has had some great achievements in this field, although we are ranked in the middle of the road on a nationwide basis. As Dallas evolves it is quite necessary that our citizens and governing bodies find more ways to encourage and support sustainable development.
Jetson Green, to me, is the one of the best locally-based repositories of sustainable development. You can find the blog here (link). I encourage you to check it out.
Whether you're a so-called tree hugger or you over water you lawn every night (ugh!), you need to learn about sustainable development.
In my opinion, sustainable development is necessary so we can best maintain the natural resources that we still have. Sacrifice a little bit of profit for the good of everyone. It's what Dallas Progress is all about.