Improving Community Engagement and Understanding

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780520271104
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520951877 | DOI:
Improving Community Engagement and Understanding

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This chapter discusses the importance of community engagement and understanding about how to properly manage homes, yards, and neighborhoods over the long term. Strategies are listed for how residents can create a neighborhood culture of sustainability. For developers, examples of environmental education programs that successfully reach residents are outlined. For policy makers, strategies and examples are discussed that promote long-term education and engagement of residents in green communities.

Keywords: urban biodiversity; conservation; conservation subdivision; green development; policy makers; developers; sustainability; environmental education; urban ecology; land stewardship

Chapter.  3418 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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