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Report | 2007

Framework for Community Sustainability: Ten Ingredients for Long-Term Success

By RMI
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The Framework for Community Sustainability was derived from the experiences of North American communities that understand that community, economy, and environment are not competing interests, but complementary parts of a whole. This framework outlines the components of smart and sustainable community governance, suggesting how to weave sustainability into the public, private, and nonprofit fabric of a community. Community decision makers are becoming more aware of the interconnections between their economy, community, and the environment. Ways to strengthen all three aspects are outlined and ten ingredients of sustainable governance are provided. [Originally published in 2003; updated in 2007]