The future of sustainable communities

Robert Rogerson, Sue Sadler

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    Abstract

    The desire to create places which offer high quality of life and contribute to national and global sustainable development principles has emerged over the last few decades as a focus for government policy and community action. Drawing on inter-disciplinary research conducted across UK universities and with community-based groups, this book offers insights into how local initiatives can enhance sustainable development and engage people in creating better places in which to live. It illustrates imaginative, practical and accessible ways in which communities and built-environment professionals are working and learning together towards a more sustainable future. It shows how such learning can result in more inclusive and desirable places to live, both for the residents of today and for future generations. Drawing on the experiences of nine locally based examples from across the UK, it brings together elements of debates as diverse as sustainable development, education, community coherence and conflict resolution, planning and environmental management.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSustainable Communities
    Subtitle of host publicationSkills and Learning for Place-Making
    EditorsRobert Rogerson, Sue Sadler, Anne Green, Cecilia Wong
    Place of PublicationHatfield
    Pages174-188
    Number of pages15
    Edition1st
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011

    Keywords

    • sustainability
    • communities
    • place
    • skills
    • learning

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    Cite this

    Rogerson, R., & Sadler, S. (2011). The future of sustainable communities. In R. Rogerson, S. Sadler, A. Green, & C. Wong (Eds.), Sustainable Communities: Skills and Learning for Place-Making (1st ed., pp. 174-188).