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Top : Science : Environment : Sustainability : Community Sustainability (43 web sites)
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Center for Economic and Environmental Development
Describes several projects to support sustainable development and improve community and regional leaders` understanding of how economic and environmental decisions can work hand in hand to bring a new vitality to Northwest Pennsylvania.
http://ceed.allegheny.edu/

Criterion Planners/Engineers
Criterion is an urban planning firm specializing in sustainable community development.
http://www.crit.com/

EcoGateway
EcoIQ magazine and links to a large collection of Internet resources related to sustainable communities.
http://www.ecoiq.com/onlineresources/

Ecocity of Malm
Describes the transformation of Malm, Sweden, into sustainability, including details of building design and about management of traffic, rainwater, and waste.
http://www.ekostaden.com/

Energy for So Tom
Project to demonstrate how sustainability and renewable energy sources could benefit a rural area of Africa. Includes information and videos on the workshops where the systems have been designed and tested.
http://stpenergy.blogspot.com/

Engauge Online
Project dedicated to the improvement of the social, economic and environmental aspects of schools. Includes information on assessing the present position and deciding how to improve it.
http://engaugeonline.co.uk/

European Community: Energy: Sustainable Communities
Climate change is a global issue but some actions to combat it fall within the scope of local government's competencies. This site explains how local citizens and stakeholders can share the commitments of the EU in the fight against climate change.
http://www.managenergy.net/communities.html

Five E's Unlimited
Consulting firm that specializes in environmental sustainability, strengthened economies, and social equity, Based in Virginia.
http://www.eeeee.net/

Green Map System
Project to promote healthy cities and sustainable communities by developing maps to chart the sites of environmental significance in urban places around the world. Includes examples.
http://www.greenmap.org/

Indicators of Sustainability
develops indicators that measure progress toward a sustainable economy,society and environment.
http://www.sustainablemeasures.com/

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
ICIMOD is committed to economically and environmentally sound mountain development and improving the living standards of mountain communities in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas.
http://www.icimod.org/

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
International clearinghouse on sustainable development and environmental protection policies, programs, and techniques being implemented at the local level by local institutions. Resources and links on Local Agenda 21, Green Fleets, environmental budgeting, other topics.
http://www.iclei.org/

LV Ranch Estates
Development of communities with gated entries, paved roads, individual wells, underground electric, and wireless phone and internet. Includes FAQ.
http://www.lvranchestates.com/info/sustainable_living.php

Linking Sustainable Community Activities to Pollution Prevention: A Sourcebook
Online report of RAND study (1997). Includes case studies and extensive bibliography.
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR855/index.html

Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty
Promotes a book of this title by Daniel Lerch and provides background resources for local governments and planners.
http://postcarboncities.net/

Smart Growth Network
Searchable databases of information resources on smart growth case studies, smart building design, smart development design and zoning, brownfields redevelopment and eco-industrial parks; and related topics.
http://www.smartgrowth.org/

Streetfilms
Offers news and short videos that promote people-friendly urban design.
http://www.streetfilms.org/

SusHI: Sustainability in Hawaii
Blog with the latest science and best practices in sustainability from a Hawaiian island perspective.
http://kauaian.net/blog/

Sustainability Ltd.
An award-winning strategic management consultancy and think-tank. Founded in 1987, Sustainability Ltd. is the longest established international consultancy dedicated to promoting the business case for sustainable development. The three main areas of operation: foresight, agenda-setting and change management.
http://www.sustainability.com/

Sustainable Communities Network
Connects citizens with resources to implement innovative processes and programs to restore the economic, environmental, and social health and vitality of their communities.
http://www.sustainable.org/

TEPUI: Sustainability Strategies & Design
International working collaborative providing sustainability consultancy and strategies for local authorities and organisations, focusing on the creation of more sustainable cities and communities.
http://tepuidesign.com/

The Sustainability Report
Provides Canada's first independent assessment of living in balance for the long term to help Canadians understand if current lifestyle and development choices are improving or threatening prospects for a healthy and successful society.
http://www.sustreport.org/

U.S. EPA: Green Communities
The Green Communities Assistance Kit that you will find here is packaged as a step-by-step guide for planning and implementing sustainable actions. Each of the five steps results in a specific outcome.
http://www.epa.gov/greenkit/

University of Arkansas: Community Design Center
Aims to advance creative development in the state through education, research and design solutions that improve and make sustainable the physical environment.
http://uacdc.uark.edu/

Urban Environmental Management
Output of the Urban Environmental Management Research Initiative (UEMRI), a grouping of urban planning researchers from around the world. Looks at urban areas as the intersection of natural, built, and socio-economic environments.
http://www.gdrc.org/uem/

Urban Squares
Provides a collection of photographs of urban squares from around the world and the activities taking place there. The object is to explore visual and artistic aspects of the squares and research the uses of urban space.
http://urbansquares.com/

Walkable Neighbourhoods
Blog promoting walkable areas in US cities through presentations and various forms of media, and helping site visitors relocate to these types of communities.
http://neighborhoods.org/