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Cityscape: Volume 14 Number 3 | Article 14


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Residential Mobility: Implications for Families and Communities

Volume 14 Number 3

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

Comparative Analysis of Best Practices of Sustainable Communities: Adelaide, Australia Case Study

Alven H. Lam, Brianne M. Mullen, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation member economies produce 55 percent of the world’s gross domestic product and 64 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Many cities in this region are implementing sustainable development policies and practices to balance economic growth, quality of life, and environmental protection. As part of a research project examining best practices of sustainable communities in the Asia-Pacific region, we chose Adelaide, Australia, as one of six case study cities. This article introduces the larger project and summarizes the Adelaide case study. We also present key lessons learned during the research process and suggest next steps for further exploration of this topic.

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