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Local Sustainability: Driving Green Urban Economies Through Public Engagement

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Part of the Local Sustainability book series (LOCAL, volume 3)

Abstract

Across the globe we find examples of local initiatives that stimulate green economies either led by communities themselves or through the formal engagement and mobilization of the public by local government and other local institutions. There are a huge range of sustainability projects and green businesses that benefit from local skills, innovation and community support. This chapter seeks to highlight how adopting a publicly ‘embedded’ approach, one that is culturally and socially-tied to local communities, will produce more lasting and equitable outcomes.

Keywords

Inclusive green economy Community engagement Wellbeing Behavior change 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Thanks to CAG, Involve, Dr Minu Hemati and Clive Mitchell for their comments and inputs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sustainability ConsultantLondonUK

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