Sustainable Community Development
An Introductory Guide

Yap, Nonita T.
Publisher:  Ontario Environmental Network
Year Published:  1989  
Pages:  14pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX4125

Abstract:  Although the concept of sustainable development has gained popularity with industry, economists, government and environmentalists, it seems there may not be a shared definition. This fifteen-page booklet lays out the key concepts, arrives at a definition, and provides a ten-point sustainability checklist. The booklet also includes a list of some important publications and films on the issue of sustainable development.
The skeleton of the checklist is as follows:
A. The decision-making process should be
1. Controlled locally
2. Decentralized
3. Iterative (e.g. institutionalized monitoring of policy, program, project impacts and effectiveness
B. The resource use and pattern should promote
4. Local integration of the economy
5. Self-sufficiency
C. The nature, scale and use of technology should enhance
6. Diversity
7. Equity
8. Leisure
D. The policy/program/project should encourage
9. Population stability
10. Greening and beautification of the urban environment