Marie OetzelReaction2.docx - Marie Oetzel Due SOC 4420-800-F19 Reaction#2 In chapter 16 of Introduction to Community Development Theory Practice and

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Marie Oetzel Due: 08/23/2019 SOC 4420-800-F19 Reaction #2 In chapter 16 of Introduction to Community Development: Theory, Practice and Service- Learning from Jerry W. Robinson, Jr and Gary Paul Green we explore what sustainability and a sustainably community is and how its development is affected. The text refers that the actual definition and the understanding of what a sustainable community is can be open to interpretation but that the most agreed on understanding is development that has a purpose and meets the needs of the current recipients while maintaining the integrity and function for future generations with emphasis on needs over wants. Two concepts featured in what a sustainable development should contain are the concept of need with a particular interest in the poor of a community and the understanding of technologic limitations. Development always requires a transformation process and repeated reconsiderations to
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Unformatted text preview: ensure it functions properly with new information and resources coming available often. Sustainability is defined as the ability for society of human beings to ensure continued function in the world with the current available resources. Focus falls on the environments and space available, the number of humans alive in the world, available and projected availability of resources, influence of individuals and advances in technology. Capital and resources are often the building blocks of everything. Capital can be broken down into 3 groups. Natural such as earth provided resources, physical which refers to built items, and human which refers to lives. Questions that arose for me in this chapter are how is knowledge that some resources are finite effecting sustainability. Does it actually cause a desire for change? What if we don’t change. What if society does not contribute to sustainability?...
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