Sustainability with Teeth, A Literal View | Managing Urbanization Term Paper | 2010 | What if we took a literal view of sustainability and adhered to a strict definition? What if we took it back from cheap marketing buzzword shtick and cliche? What if it had legal teeth? It is an unrealistic expectation that this will happen anytime soon! And… before all of you Agenda 21 people get on my case, I am very much for liberty and private property rights – but also somewhat concerned about the survival of the species of which I am a member. Somewhere, somehow, we have to find the balance between individual freedom and collective responsibility.