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The Movement for a Sustainable Economy

The Movement for a Sustainable Economy is confronting an economy that has accumulated economic capital at the expense of natural and social capital. (See Three Forms of Capital) It is a high pollution, high carbon, waste intensive, and ecologically disruptive economy...

Sustainable Economic Development Strategies

This is the presentation on Sustainable Economic Development Strategies that James Nixon made at the Institute for Sustainable Communities Climate Leadership Academy on Sustainable Economic Development in Denver, September 12 through 14, 2011. SED Strategies View this...

Looking for Other Conceptual Frameworks

The conceptual framework presented in the Sustainable Systems now derives from the work of Global Urban Development (GUD) and Innovation Network for Communities (INC).  It has emerged from a fairly wide body of work and has been utilized to guide the formation of...

Financing Retrofits: PACE financing

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing PACE financing allows property owners to borrow money from a local government entity to pay for renewable energy or energy efficiency improvements, thereby overcoming the high, upfront costs of such systems or...

Need for Metrics and Systems of Monitoring

As a new field, Sustainable Economic Development is still evolving appropriate metrics and systems of monitoring.  Sustainable Systems Network is launching a conversation on metrics and systems of monitoring.  The first step is to identify all of the metrics and...