Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Keywords

Sustainable, Community, Low Impact Development, Climate Change, Green Infrastructure

Abstract

This report is the third in a series of efforts by students at the Muskie School of Public Service, Community Planning and Development Master’s program, in a core class called “Sustainable Communities.” In this course students seek to understand principles of sustainability and how efforts to implement Sustainability programs can become more successful. The report assembles term papers students completed on particular efforts by municipalities, universities, and other groups to achieve sustainability goals. Students worked on each project in a service learning format with real world clients. They were asked to fashion their papers around lessons learned by other organizations that could help their client groups avoid pitfalls when implementing similar sustainability-oriented programs.