Summer 2011
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Envisioning Sustainable Communities

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sustainabilitys application in real-world public policy bears a closer look.

For decades, the term sustainability has occupied a prominent place in the lexicon of public servants, scientists, and the public. However, there is still much confusion about the meaning of this heavily used concept and how it should be applied in the rough-and-tumble world of public policy.


Intellectual Origins

The intellectual origins of sustainability can be traced to the developing fields of ecology and environ

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