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MMPA 6821 Tools for Sustainable Community Development: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MMPA 6821 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Agyeman, J., & Evans, T. (2003). Toward just sustainability in urban communities: Building equity rights with sustainable solutions. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 590(1), 35–53. 

Baxter, K. H., & Purcell, M. (2007). Community sustainability planning. Municipal World, 117(11), 35–38. 

Callaghan, E. G., & Colton, J. (2008). Building sustainable and resilient communities: A balancing of community capital. Environment, Development, and Sustainability, 10(6), 931–942. 

Frosch, R. A. (1995). Industrial ecology. Environment, 37(10), 16–37. 

Ilskog, E. (2008). Indicators for assessment of rural electrification—an approach for the comparison of apples and pears. Energy Policy, 36(7), 2665–2673.

King, C., & Cruickshank, M. (2012). Building capacity to engage: community engagement or government engagement? Community Development Journal 47(1), 5-28.

Kiss, T. (2005). Nature-driven economy through sustainable communities. World Futures, 61(8), 591–599.

Middlemiss, Lucie Bradley D. Parrish, Building capacity for low-carbon communities: The role of grassroots initiatives, Energy Policy, Volume 38, Issue 12, December 2010, Pages 7559-7566, ISSN 0301-4215,

Parkinson, S., & Roseland, M. (2002). Leaders of the pack: An analysis of the Canadian ‘Sustainable Communities’ 2000 municipal competition. Local Environment, 7(4), 411–429.

Pyper, W. (2006). Emulating nature: The rise of industrial ecology. Ecos, 129, 22–27.

Reid, R. (2009). The moral imperative for sustainable communities. Public Management, 91(4), 27–31.

Rybeck, R. (2004). Using value capture to finance infrastructure and encourage compact development. Public Works Management & Policy, 8(4), 249–260.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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