Key Takeaways & Reflection

Key Takeaways

You should now have a better understanding of…

  • how to define and critically assess the key course concepts of sustainable communities and the principles required for sustainable community planning
  • the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a more specific understanding of Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • how you might go about measuring a community (town, city, organizations) success against the SDGs


After reviewing this first lesson take a moment to reflect and think about the community you live in. Do you recognize any of the principles of the Integrated Community Sustainability Planning processes you were introduced to within this lesson (engagement and education, collaboration, etc.) being implemented in your own community? If you do not recognize any of these principles being implemented in the planning process you may want to consider looking at your town or cities organizational strategic plan to gain a better understanding of future plans for the community.


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Building Sustainable Communities: The Impact of Engagement Copyright © 2022 by Ryan Plummer; Amanda Smits; Samantha Witkowski; Bridget McGlynn; Derek Armitage; Ella-Kari Muhl; and Jodi Johnston is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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