Setting the Stage for Sustainabilty: A Citizen's Handbook

1st Edition

Chris Maser, Charles R. Beaton, Kevin M. Smith

CRC Press
Published May 14, 1998
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9781574441871 - CAT# SL1876
Series: Sustainable Community Development

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Summary

As humans, we make choices. With change as a constant, we are continually presented with a number of choices, and we must choose. The change represented by the divergence of humanity from the rest of the world is rapidly growing, and in need of transformation. Setting the Stage for Sustainable Community Development is a guide for that transformation, which can help to create a sense of "place" where it did not previously exist.
This invaluable text looks at resolving environmental conflicts through a "transformative" rather than a "problem-solving" approach. The transformative approach emphasizes the capacity of facilitation for personal growth. The text analyzes good and bad institutionalized social patterns in an ecological sense. The authors believe that through positive thinking and the willingness to take risks, we can become creative forces in our communities and in the world.