Dialogues around what people want sustainable in a community?

Stephanie Tansey, author of Recovery of the Heart, Dialogues with People Wor ing towards a Sustainable !ei"ing #!ei"ing, $ew World Press% &'(&) is now writing a second boo * The +uestion in my new boo is% What do urban residents want to be sustainable in their local community and, because they are part of the planet too, in a more sustainable global community? What role can the business world play that will be helpful to you? ,ne community - will be tal ing with is inside my apartment compound in !ei"ing, composed of .hinese /cademy of Science employees, retirees and the general public* The other is the !loomingdale neighborhood community of Washington, D., a community on the rise off $orth .apitol Street* The global community is now considering and defining Sustainable Development 0oals* The 1D0s and SD0s will be closely lin ed and converge in one global development agenda beyond &'(2 with sustainable development at its core* The SD0s will be announced in September &'(2* There has been broad participation from civil society, the private sector and businesses, academia and scientists, and includes the gathering of evidence3based inputs, analytical thin ing and field e4perience* - have had a very small part in this discussion* -n Washington, D., from 5anuary ('3&',th - want to tal with the residents of !loomingdale but also businesses in the area to get different local perspectives* The boo is "ust the beginning of a ten3year study by 6arth .harter .ommunities $etwor , my social enterprise* ,ur goal is to let the 7S and .hina business world now what urban residents really want* What business can do to ma e sustainable lifestyles more en"oyable, more satisfying?
Working Title and Concept: What do people want in a sustainable community? Chapters -ntroduction to the !oo !ac ground of the framewor of the Sustainable Development 0oals and its role in the post3&'(2 world* The role of the community in SD0s* !ei"ing% 8englinlv9hou -ntroduction to the .ommunity, including history, demography, political structure*

Developments and issues in businesses and community3building efforts at the local level : short interviews with people about what they do : formal ethnographic interviews & small discussions;interviews with non3local < for contrast Washington, D.% !loomingdale -ntroduction to the .ommunity, including history, demography, political structure* Developments and issues in businesses and community3building efforts at the local level : short interviews with people about what they do #local businesses) : formal ethnographic interviews & small discussions;interviews with non3local < for contrast .omparisons and .ontrasts .onclusions about what ordinary people want in a sustainable global community

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