After reading this chapter from Introduction to Community Development: Theory, Practice, and Service-Learning, you will better be able to: 

1. Define sustainability and sustainable community development.

2. Discuss the IPAT identity and the three variables it employs to quantify the human impact on the environment.

3. Discuss the implications of a systems approach to community development.

4. Explain the evolving views of community and community economic development from the 1950s to present within a community capitals context.