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sustainable communities; sustainability assessment; performance measurement
In order to understand the impact of individual communities on global sustainability, we need a community sustainability assessment system (CSAS). While many sustainability assessment systems exist, they prove inadequate to the task. This article presents the results of a systematic review of the literature on existing sustainability assessment systems; offers a definition of a sustainable community; provides a multi-scale, systems approach to thinking about community; and makes recommendations from the field of performance measurement for the construction of a CSAS.
Mischen, Pamela A.; Homsy, George C.; Lipo, Carl P.; Holahan, Robert; Imbruce, Valerie; Pape, Andreas; Graney, Joe; Zhang, Ziang; Holmes, Louisa M.; and Reina, Manuel, "Foundation for Measuring Community Sustainability" (2019). Anthropology Faculty Scholarship. 43.
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