CED and Sustainability

Make no mistake: community and economic development are intertwined. It is important to distinguish them theoretically, but, in reality, they depend on one another to make a community sustainable. In other words, Community Economic Development (CED) allows residents to mobilize and build assets to improve their quality of life in a sustainable way. If too much effort is placed on either at the expense of the other, the community will struggle and will not be sustainable. In this particular context, sustainability refers to engaging in practices that result in availability of resources, services, and quality of life for future generations.

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