Sustainability — Making Change Stick



“Sustainability” is one of those words that has found a somewhat mystical place in the lexicon of the economic development set.  It is much more often invoked as the sine qua non of all economic development projects but solid definitions or indicators of its accomplishment are seldom found. Sometimes it seems that project designers are of the opinion that by invoking sustainability they can make it so.  In this post I will discuss some of my forays into that mystical world and a few of the conclusions I have arrived at as a result.  I am sure that most or you will also have had your own experiences with this concept.  Please share them in the concepts box at the end of this post and contribute to a constructive conversation on the subject.  

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