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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Building a Framework for a New Century
Abstract: From a report by the President's Council on Sustainable Development. It makes a case that future social progress requires that the United States broaden its commitment to environmental protection to embrace the essential components of sustainable development: environmental health, economic prosperity, and social equity and well-being. Includes how sustainable development can have market incentives.
Source: President's Council on Sustainable Development
Abstract: Links to conferences and trainings that can show how to identify and bring together groups and people for the community planning process.
Source: National Association of Counties
Conservation Law Foundation Case Studies
Abstract: A resource for people working to create more livable communities through sustainable measures.
Source: Conservation Law Foundation
Doing Well by Doing Good: The Benefits of Green Development
Abstract: Information on and profiles of well-executed and profitable green development projects.
Source: Rocky Mountain Institute
Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit
Abstract: A manual for individuals and organizations from both the education and community sectors that addresses the an alliance between school systems and communities to reach local sustainability goals.
Source: Energy, Environment and Resources Center , University of Tennessee
Abstract: Through extensive research and exhaustive involvement of the public, local and state elected officials, the business, civic, and religious communities, and other stakeholders, Envision Utah has gathered information about what Greater Wasatch Area residents value and how they think growth should be accommodated. This report presents those findings.
Source: Envision Utah
Great Lakes Bulletin
Abstract: A citizen's education action tool publication that addresses regional land use issues.
Source: Michigan Land Use Institute
International City/County Management Association
Abstract: ICMA is the professional and educational organization for chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities, towns, counties, and regional entities throughout the world. Since 1914, ICMA has provided technical and management assistance, training, and information resources to its members and the local government community. The management decisions made by ICMA's nearly 8,000 members affect more than 100 million individuals in thousands of communities--from small towns with populations of a few hundred to metropolitan areas serving several million.
Source: International City/County Management Association
National Survey on Growth and Land Development [PDF]
Abstract: Results of poll on how Americans feel about smart growth. Findings show strong public concern about land-wasting development.
Source: Smart Growth America
Smart Growth Resource Library
Abstract: A searchable catalogue of reports, websites, tools and case studies dating from 1997 until today; on Smart Growth.
Source: Smart Growth Network
Sustainable Development Solutions
Abstract: Information for those working toward sustainable development. Promotes an understanding of the economic, environmental, and social consequences of development decisions.
Source: Five E's Unlimited
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