Partners for Livable Communities

Partners for Livable Communities is a non-profit leadership organization working to improve the livability of communities by promoting quality of life, economic development, and social equity. Since its founding in 1977, Partners has helped communities set a common vision for the future, discover and use new resources for community and economic development and build public/private coalitions to further their goals. Partners promotes livable communities through technical assistance, leadership training, workshops, charettes, research and publications. More than 1,200 individuals and groups from local, state, national, international, public and private and media organizations make up Partners’ resource network and share innovative ideas on livability and community improvement. Partners’ governing board includes a distinguished roster of leaders from local government, banking, arts and culture and the philanthropy industry. Foundations, corporations and fees for services fund the organization.

The Economics of Sustainability

Enterprise at Home for Progress at Large: The Economics of Sustainability is about economies in transition—economies that are threatened by the consequences of environmental changes.  This report explores how key civic leaders, faced with the challenge of ensuring the future strength of their economies, have employed creative new agendas that not only help reverse the effects of environmental degradation but leverage the occasion for valuable economic gain.