This week ESRG researchers, Josh Gellers and Nora Davis, and other members of UCI’s former Environment Institute (now the Global Sustainability Resource Center or GSRC) published an article in Sustainability Science. Through the combined efforts of CUSA’s Environment Security Research Group and EI’s Sustainability Science Team, the paper entitled, “Sisters in Sustainability: Municipal Partnerships for Social, Environmental, and Economic Growth,” discusses the potential societal implications, methodological issues, barriers and implementation of regional sustainability programs.
The paper’s abstract goes on to say:
Given shrinking state and federal budgets and the nascent national climate policy, how might US cities use existing resources to achieve greater levels of sustainability? This paper presents a new data-driven mathematical tool—the partnership assessment for intra-regional sustainability—that city planners can use to explore the prospects for improving sustainability practices by leveraging existing resources and establishing synergistic partnerships with neighboring cities.
More information on the journal and article can viewed here.
McLarty, D., Davis, N., Gellers, J., & Nasrollahi, N. (2014). Sisters in sustainability: municipal partnerships for social, environmental, and economic growth. In: Sustainability Science. Springer Japan. Retreived March 10 2014.