In a contemporary context, where practices around sustainability are the pillar that sustains the future development of humanity and the rest of the species that live with us, this essay is proposed with the aim of reflecting on the practices that make up the idea of sustainability from a non-linear perspective. A decalogue of independent propositions will be presented, which will include some key concepts of current theory and some historical references. The inscribed ideas will not only orbit around current forms of living but also a non-systematic review of other ideas that designers of past decades and past centuries developed within the same framework, that is, the idea of living in an organic and balanced way. Philosophy dominates the field of ideas as much as urbanism that of territories. We will propose that what is sustainable develops in three great vectors, which make up a holistic map, where the layers are different semantic fields that make up an interconnected three-dimensional concept. In the first place we have the territory, which is the seat of civilization, cities, the countryside, the oceans and the air. The mere concept of territory goes beyond the merely terrestrial and encompasses the biosphere as an entity.In second place we have the human condition. The species that we are is an amalgam of bodies that coexist on that map, with infinite human relationships, which are studied by social practices and their connectivity, where anthropology, sociology, psychology and other humanities converge. Third, we will take the economy, which is a key factor in relation to the other two, since it is the source from which transactions between individuals in a territory emanate. Within these sources we will include technology, commerce, leisure and productivity in general. Here are the ingredients for a retro-futuristic essay on sustainable ways of living and some associated mobility models.