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.