Tom Arrandale is a GOVERNING correspondent. He writes the Sustainability newsletter, which features the latest news on the people, policies and programs that are helping to create a new generation of sustainable, smart, more livable communities. Tom Arrandale is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. A native of upstate New York, he lived in Albuquerque, N.M., for 25 years and is now based in Livingston, Mont. He reports on environmental issues, including whether expanding cities and declining rural communities can prosper continuously while adapting to the natural capacity of their air, water and landscapes.