Login | Register |

Knowledge Base

Search and create Best Practices, Resources, and Peer Reviews

Sustainable Cities Institute - Economic Development: Sustainability Principles

Resource Type: 

Environmentally sustainable economic growth or “Green Growth” is a new paradigm intended to pursue economic growth without jeopardizing the environment, and ideally creates synergy between the environment and the economy. An environmentally sustainable approach to local economic development does not abandon those factors widely seen as linked to economic prosperity. Transportation systems, financial incentives, workforce education and the like remain key to green economies. But these factors must be (re)examined with an eye towards impacts on natural systems, social structures and the fiscal bottom line. 

-Link Environmental Goals to Publicly-Financed Incentive Packages
-Use Public Policies to Create and Strengthen Markets for Green Goods and Services
-Build Public/Private Partnerships to Achieve Sustainability Goals
-Maximize the Number of Local Green Businesses

For more information, please visit

25 users have voted.