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The Four Faces of CommunitySustainability and ResilienceAlan A. Lew, Ph.D., AICPDept of Geography, Planning & RecreationNorthern Arizona University, USAUniversity of Technology Malaysia25 March 2015Download:http://is.gd/utm2015“It is not the strongestof the species thatsurvives, nor the mostintelligent thatsurvives. It is the onethat is most adaptableto change”Charles Darwin
Using resources to meet the needs of contemporary societywhile ensuring their availability to meet the needsof future generations.Basic Principles of Sustainability:1.Development with Long Term Productivity (Intergenerational Equity)2.Holistic Planning that Links Economic, Environmental & Social Concerns3.Preserving Essential Ecological Processes4.Protecting both Biodiversity & Human Heritage5.Goals of a Better Balance ofFairness & Opportunityamong NationsThe Singapore River,Singapore
Popular Definition of Community Sustainable1.Environmental FootprintNon-carbon Energy Sources: Hydro, Biofuels, WindLow Carbon Transit: Mass, Bikes, EVs, WalkabilityGreen Buildings: Codes, Certifications, RetrofitsRecycling-based Waste Management2.Quality of LifeCommunity-wide Green Goals & PlanningOpen Green Space/ParksHealthy Air & Water QualityTargeted Benefits to Low IncomeIntegrated Land Use & Transportation PlanningProtected Forests, Agricultural Lands,Waterways, Heritage3.Other Indicators: Education, Arts, Culture; Housing; Economy & Business Strength;Regulatory Framework, Transparency, Governance; Innovation & Investment;Freedom of Speech & MediaPublic Open Spacein San Francisco
1. Maintaining the Tourism EconomyEconomic SustainabilityFocus of Destination MarketingOrganizations (DMOs)Avoiding Tourism Industry Decline2. Environmental FootprintofTourismActivitiesEnvironmental SustainabilityFocus ofTourism Businesses“Green Certification” programsEnvironmental Impact Management3. Tourism’s Contribution toQuality of LifeSocial SustainabilityCommunity DevelopmentSocial Sciences ResearchFair Trade Products sign in a San FranciscoChinatown gift shop,, USA
What is the“RESILIENCE”?Physics /EngineeringThe property of a material to absorb energywhen deformed and not fracture orbreak; the maximum energy per unit volume that can be elastically stored.EcologyThe capacity of an ecosystem to absorbor respond to a disturbance withoutpermanent damage to the relationshipsbetween populations.PsychologyThe tendency to cope with stress andadversity, including “bouncing back” toa previous state of normal functioningorimproved functioning (“coping”).Organizations (& Communities)The ability of an organization (company or government) to provide and maintainan acceptable normal level of service in the face of periodic or catastrophic systemfaults and errors.

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