Sustainability relates to much more than just environmentally-friendly issues, it has been asserted.
Detective inspector Steve Trigg tells online resource thisissouthwales.co.uk that the notion also includes the development of communities and the prevention of crime.
He makes his comments as the Association of Chief Police Officers announced the production of guidelines to create well-designed houses and commercial properties.
It is suggested that the idea of "natural surveillance" could be used at the design stage of a project to help to develop community safety.
Natural surveillance involves the creation of spaces which can be seen by a large number of people, a feat which could be aided through the inclusion of glazed canopies and glass sliding doors in designs.
In other news, Phill Willward, general manager of glass manufacturer CGI International, stated in recent days that the material is popular due to its ability to harness the power of natural light.