Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy

Bruce Seifer, Rhonda Phillips and Ed Antczak explore the balance of community planning, social enterprise development, energy and environment, food systems and cultural well-being, citing Burlington, Vermont as their example. Aimed at policymakers, development practitioners, students, and citizens, this book describes which and how multiple influences facilitate the creation of a local, durable and truly sustainable economy. Seifer led Vermont’s economic development efforts for thirty years and now teaches in UVM’s Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA. Phillips has written 15 books on similar topics and is now Purdue University’s inaugural Dean of the Honors College. Antczak serves on the steering committees of several national sustainable economic development organizations. CCPI created video and a website to publicize the book and draw a larger community into the discussion of the book’s issues. Click here to buy on Amazon.