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For the Least Among Us: New Approaches to Refugee Care

AUTHOR: Burns, Cameron
DOCUMENT ID: ER05-01
YEAR: 2005
DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal or Magazine Article

This article describes how environmental degradation has created millions of refugees around the world and new efforts to improve sustainable development and refugee care.

Cuyahoga Valley Initative: A Model of Regeneration

AUTHOR: Kinsley, Michael
DOCUMENT ID: ER04-03
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This report summarizes RMI’s recommendations to the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission for regenerating the environment, economy, and community of the Cuyahoga River Valley.

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

AUTHOR: Kinsley, Michael
DOCUMENT ID: ER03-18
YEAR: 2007
DOCUMENT TYPE: Guide

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. It outlines the components of smart and sustainable community governance, suggesting how to weave sustainability into the public, private, and nonprofit fabric of a community. [Originally published in 2003; updated in 2007]

Building Community Prosperity Through Natural Capitalism

AUTHOR: Kinsley, Michael
DOCUMENT ID: ER01-23
YEAR: 2007
DOCUMENT TYPE: Guide

This document provides guidance for communities that are attempting to grow economically regardless of physical size. The guide lists dozens of ways communities are tapping their potential today through natural capitalism. [Originally published in 2001; updated in 2007]

Grappling with Growth: Building a Strong Economy and Great Place to Live

AUTHOR: Kinsley, Michael
DOCUMENT ID: ER01-24
YEAR: 2001
DOCUMENT TYPE: Guide

This document describes how a community can grow its economy without necessarily expanding the community physically. It also describes four elements of smart growth and describes how a community that is experiencing growing pains can develop its economy in ways that are compatible with smart growth.

 
 
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