Monopoly apparently is interesting if you are concerned with Markov Game Theory,
But here is one useful comment related to sustainability [emphasis added]:
"I’m amazed that, at least among the first 26 commenters published, no one has mentioned that the game was based on a 1903 game called The Landlord’s Game, created by Magie Magie Phillips, to teach the ideas of Henry George (b. 1839, Philadelphia; d. 1897, NYC), author of what is still the best-selling book ever on political economy, “Progress and Poverty.”
"It came with two sets of rules, one called the Prosperity Rules (you can find them online), and the other pretty similar to the game we know today.
The problem was that under the Prosperity Rules, there were no big winners and no losers. This is also known as sustainability. An economy in which all of us can prosper, rather than winner take all and the rest of you are simply out of luck losers.
"It was a dull game, perhaps, but a good model for a better way to structure our economy.
"And I’m surprised no one has pointed out that a winning strategy is to get monopolies of the orange and red neighborhoods. This is true because nearly everyone ends up going to jail fairly frequently later in the game, and when they emerge, they are likely to land on those colors on their first or second move.
"Location, location, location.
"The landlord is the winner, capturing what working people create through their labor. We’re all tenants, but he who gets to be the landlord — the collector of the rent — will grow wealthy, while the rest of us get to pay and pay.
"Henry George provided us a good alternative. It is a pity that so few people know it. You can read more online. Look for Henry George’s remedy, and read up!"
Now the game board of Monopoly or the Landlord's Game is not very expensive infrastructure, but one aspect of sustainable communities I have not heard anyone write about is fiscal sustainability. Perhaps it relates to ROI on public investments and infrastructure. Every day, public corporations like cities and counties and schools have to pay to meet their needs. Then we throw "Prop. 13" and "Tax Lightning" into the mix and cripple them. Public water systems seem to be the poster children of this problem.