From Human Transit blog…
Planners and preservationists talk a lot about sustainability. Unfortunately, the word has been thrown around so much, that its meaning has become muddied and lost. The buzz-word curse has turned sustainability from a worthwhile goal/process to a word that incites eye-rolling sighs from many. Taking a page from the Human Transit blog, why don’t we change it to durability?
What kind of implications would this have for OTR? Would we have more buy in trying to make a durable OTR as compared to a sustainable OTR? To me, a durable OTR implies strength, improvement, and investment; sustainable implies maintaining.
This is certainly an interesting study of the power of words. What do you think?