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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
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Abstract

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.

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