- Asset-Based Economic Development Briefing Papers -- This six-part series of briefing papers explores asset-based economic development focusing on how small towns and rural communities can build on their natural and working landscapes, local institutions, existing infrastructure, historic and cultural resources, industry clusters, and human capital.
- Defying the Odds: Sustainability in Small and Rural Places -- This briefing paper offers short case studies and lessons derived from a minority of small communities who made strides protecting the environment despite the odds against them.
- Special Edition of PM Magazine on Sustainability -- The June 2012 edition of PM Magazine and PM Magazine Online explored the concept of local government and sustainable communities from a variety of perspectives
- Breaking New Ground: Promoting Environmental and Energy Programs in Local Government - Analyzes the results of the 2010 survey on local government sustainability policies and programs
- Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities -- discusses smart growth strategies being used in small towns around the country.
- Getting Smart About Climate Change -- a new report about how some communities are applying smart gowth approaches to reduce their carbon footprint (produced as part of ICMA's cooperative agreement with the U.S. EPA)
- Maximize the Potential of Your Public Library - With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this reports summarizes the outcomes of an innovation grant program that supported partnerships between the manager and/or mayor's office and the local library system designed to confront important community challenges.
- Solar Energy Case Studies--As part of the SunShot Solar OPS project, ICMA has developed several case studies of leading practice "solar" communities, including: Park City, Utah; Aurora, Colorado; Santa Barbara, California; Lenox, Massachusetts; and a Solarize Case Study of two communities in Oregon.
ICMA produces many survey-based data reports on topics important to effective local government management, with several focused on sustainability issue areas.
For more information on ICMA's other survey research work, you can access summaries of recent efforts for free on ICMA's Survey Research web pages. You can purchase the raw data from ICMA's survey work, through the ICMA Bookstore.
ICMA's Bookstore offers many publications for sale that are developed without the benefit of an underwriting sponsor.
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