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Course Information
Sustainable Communities

Course Description
Content of this course links management of natural capital to other community-based actions around resource allocation and the impacts on quality of life. Students examine literature on community-based natural resource management and assess alternative ways of valuing natural capital. Students contrast theories of natural capital in communities and human society as the theories relate to community sustainability with regard to economic vitality, social well-being, and ecosystem health.
Contacts
Instructor

Tara Clapp
Office: 515-598-4346
tlclapp@iastate.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Toward Sustainable Communities, Fourth Edition. Ebook and print available at: https://www.newsociety.com/Books/T/Toward-Sustainable-Communities2
Mark Roseland
Edition: 4th
ISBN: 9780865717114
Publisher: New Society Publishers


Course Access
 
Students will receive course information and a welcome letter about 3 weeks prior to the start of class.  Then approximately one week before the first day of class at Iowa State University, the ISU campus coordinators (Michelle Zander or Karen Smidt) will email course access instructions to students for courses taught by Iowa State. 

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

– – April-Dawn Knudsen, North Dakota State University