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Publications We Recommend

As with all the other resources we have listed here, it is not possible to include everything. So, rather than being complete, we are trying to give you a starting point. Please let us know if there are other documents that we should include.

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Writings on Community Projects and Processes

Alberta Environmental Protection. Steps to Realizing Sustainable Development. 1993.


Alberta Round Table on Environment and Economy Secretariat. Creating Alberta's Sustainable Development Indicators. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Environment Council of Alberta, 1994.


AtKisson, Alan. "The Innovation Diffusion Game: A Tool for Encouraging Participation in Positive Cultural Change-in Your Office, Your Organization, or in the World at Large." In Context, no. 28 (Spring 1991): 58-62.


Bauen, Rebecca, Bryan Baker, and Kirk Johnson. Sustainable Community Checklist: First Edition. Seattle, WA: The Northwest Policy Center; University of Washington, 1996.


Center for a New American Dream. Yearning for Balance: An Action Kit. Tacoma Park, MD: Center for a New American Dream, 1997.


Hempel, Lamont. Roots and Wings: Building Sustainable Communities. Claremont, CA: League of Women Voters Population Coalition, 1996.


Hempel, Lamont. Sustainable Communities From Vision to Action. Claremont, CA: Claremont Graduate University, 1998.


Hempel, Marilyn, ed. Sustainable Communities: Guide for Grassroots Activists. Vol. 4, no. 5. Claremont, CA: Population Press.


Hren, B. and Nick Bartolomeo. Monitoring Sustainability in Your Community. Gaithersburg, MD: Izaak Walton League, 1995.


Roseland, Mark. Toward Sustainable Communities. Gabriola Island, BC and Stony Creek, CT: New Society Publishers, April 1998.


Tyler Norris Associates, Redefining Progress, and Sustainable Seattle. The Community Indicators Handbook. San Francisco, CA: Redefining Progress, 1997.