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dc.contributor.advisorBarraclough, Laura R., 1978-
dc.contributor.authorMitler, Daniel R.
dc.descriptionix, 84 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractWith the recent commitment to sustainability goals by the City of Kalamazoo, it is important to create a benchmark for the state of the ‘triple bottom line’ of social, economic, and environmental systems, in order to understand where the City is, and where it can go. Though the data presented herein is not original or groundbreaking, its collection and interpretation is unique. After going through a series of steps to identify indicators and collect data, we analyzed the data based on the available literature concerning sustainable systems. We found that though the City is ambitious in its plans and has a strong social safety net, the current systems in place are, as a whole, not performing at a high level, and could use improvements. We also found a number of connections and linkages between the indicators and systems, suggesting that improvements in any one indicator could result in improvements for the whole.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Anthropology and Sociology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Anthropology and Sociology.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.titleThe State of Social and Economic Indicators of Sustainable Development in the City of Kalamazooen_US

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