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Practice of Sustainable Community Development: A Participatory Framework for Change

By: R Warren Flint(Editor)

484 pages, 14 colour & 62 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Oct 2012 | #205836 | ISBN-13: 9781461450993
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NHBS Price: £119.99 $153/€134 approx

About this book

Ordinary people, community leaders, and even organizations and corporations still do not fully comprehend the interconnected, "big picture" dynamics of sustainability theory and action. In exploring means to become more sustainable, individuals and groups need a reference in which to frame discussions so they will be relevant, educational, and successful when implemented. Practice of Sustainable Community Development puts ideas on sustainable communities into a conceptual framework that will promote striking, transformational effects on decision-making.

Practice of Sustainable Community Development practitioners and community leaders will find effective, comprehensive tools and resources at their finger-tips to facilitate sustainable community development (SCD). Practice of Sustainable Community Development content examines a diverse range of SCD methods; assessing community needs and resources; creating community visions; promoting stakeholder interest and participation; analyzing community problems; designing and facilitating strategic planning; carrying out interventions to improve



Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Basics of Sustainable Development
Chapter 3 - Operationalizing Sustainability in Community Development
Chapter 4 - System Thinking in Community Development
Chapter 5 - Evaluating Community Knowledge Assets and Resources
Chapter 6 - Understanding the Community Context
Chapter 7 - Promoting Stakeholder Interest & Involvement
Chapter 8 - Building Capacity for Community Change
Chapter 9 - Creating a Community Vision
Chapter 10 - Analyzing Community Problems & Defining Objectives
Chapter 11 - Developing a Strategic Sustainability Plan
Chapter 12 - Evaluating Community Improvement
Chapter 13 - Sustainability and Governance
Chapter 14 - Key Community Issues for Change
Chapter 15 - Case Study Examples of SCD
Chapter 16 - Financial Sources for Sustainability Actions
Chapter 17 - Final Thoughts


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