City of Sandstone: Roadmap to the Future


This project brought together members of City of Sandstone’s community and staff representatives from key City Boards and Commissions such as its EDA (Economic Development Administration), Planning & Park Commissions and its Quality of Life and Economic Development Task Forces and other organizations to envision possibilities for a sustainable future, immediate and long-term, for the City of Sandstone. Keeping in mind City’s many current environmental and cultural assets the overall goal was to create a masterplan for a place of resilience, from social, environmental and an economic perspectives, in which to live, work, and play.


Specific goals for the project included:

• Creating a roadmap to the City of Sandstone’s sustainable future and establish synergy between existing natural, cultural and environmental assets to respond to new opportunities

• Engaging the community of Sandstone and key organizations in the process of creating this vision

• Identifying recommendations and next steps including implementable projects to be built by the community and partners, and their order of priority


Time Period:

June 2015 - February 2016


CSBR Project Leads:

Richard Graves, Director, Center for Sustainable Building Research

Virajita Singh, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Sustainable Building Research

Stephen Roos, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Rural Design

Parul Jain, Graduate Research Assistant, Master of Science in Sustainable Design, School of Architecture