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Web Sites


American Planning Association

Arts Business Institute

The Conservation Fund

Handmade Institute

National Endowment for the Arts

National Geographic Society Center for Sustainable Destinations

National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Park Service, National Heritage Area program

Scientific Certification Systems

University of Maryland, Community Wealth

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 

Publications

Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities
by Jim Howe, Ed McMahon, and Luther Propst
Island Press, 1997

Rise of the Creative Class and How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life
by Richard Florida
Perseus Books Group, 2002

Rural Sustainable Development in America
Edited by Ivonne Audirac
J. Wiley and Sons, 1997

Appalachia: Turning Assets into Opportunities (PDF: 6 MB)
Appalachian Regional Commission, 2004