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RMI Outlet

Urban Transformation

Critical Thinking for Sustainable Community Decision Making

This Community Leadership Tool encourages community leaders to make informed decisions about sustainable development issues. Community leaders faced with an important decision can use it to discover many aspects of a proposed action that might otherwise be missed. It will help them think about aspects that are often left out…

Paying for Growth, Prospering from Development

This paper addresses the difference between growth and development, the reasons communities seek growth, the ways in which local governments unwittingly worsen growth problems in their attempts to solve them, and how communities can develop viable local economies without growth. Residents of many growing towns and cities are learning the…