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resilient communities.

Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy

What is a "durable" economy? It is one that not only survives, it thrives. How is it created, and what does it take to sustain over time? "Sustainable Communities "provides insight and answers to these questions.

Citing Burlington, Vermont's remarkable rise to award-winning status, this book the balance of community planning, social enterprise development, energy and environment, food systems and cultural well-being. Aimed at policymakers, development practitioners, students, and citizens, this book describes which and how multiple influences faciltitate the creation of a local, durable and truly sustainable economy. The authos hope to inspire others by sharing the story of what can be done in the name of community economic development.

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