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A Foundation for Measuring Community Sustainability

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Department of Public Administration, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
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Sustainable Communities Program, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
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Department of Anthropology and Environmental Studies Program, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
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Environmental Studies Program and Department of Political Science, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
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Undergraduate Research Center, Binghamton University Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
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Department of Economics, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
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Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
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Department of Geological Sciences, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
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Department of Geography, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
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Sustainability 2019, 11(7), 1903; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11071903
Received: 29 January 2019 / Revised: 18 March 2019 / Accepted: 19 March 2019 / Published: 30 March 2019
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable communities; sustainability assessment; performance measurement sustainable communities; sustainability assessment; performance measurement
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Mischen, P.A.; Homsy, G.C.; Lipo, C.P.; Holahan, R.; Imbruce, V.; Pape, A.; Zhu, W.; Graney, J.; Zhang, Z.; Holmes, L.M.; Reina, M. A Foundation for Measuring Community Sustainability. Sustainability 2019, 11, 1903. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11071903

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Mischen PA, Homsy GC, Lipo CP, Holahan R, Imbruce V, Pape A, Zhu W, Graney J, Zhang Z, Holmes LM, Reina M. A Foundation for Measuring Community Sustainability. Sustainability. 2019; 11(7):1903. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11071903

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Mischen, Pamela A., George C. Homsy, Carl P. Lipo, Robert Holahan, Valerie Imbruce, Andreas Pape, Weixing Zhu, Joseph Graney, Ziang Zhang, Louisa M. Holmes, and Manuel Reina. 2019. "A Foundation for Measuring Community Sustainability" Sustainability 11, no. 7: 1903. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11071903

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