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Community Sustainability

Civic pride is an essential for the principle of hospitality to flourish. You need to encourage pride if you are to create a better place to live in which in turn creates a better place to visit

The Transition Town movement was set up in Australia in 2009 and provides links to like minded groups and planning and energy advice Transition Towns in Australia

This is a great example of a region wide virtual community problem solving and resourcing great ideas to make Cornwall in England a more sustainable tourism destination. COAST One Planet Tourism

An Australian  project that brings together the CSIRO,  private and public sector to address the challenges and find solutions to a more sustainable future. Sustainable Communities Initiative

How to work with your community to become sustainable. Community Sustainability Engagement Toolbox


Social Impacts


For an overview of Social Impact Assessment, including its guiding principles and core values, read Vanclay (2003) ‘International Principles for Social Impact Assessment, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal’, Volume 21, No.1, pp5-11

A long list of further readings on the impacts of tourism is available from McCombes (2011) Impacts of Tourism , Key Citations Series, International Association of Impact Assessment


Sustainable Development Links


UN Department of Economics and Social Affairs – Division for Sustainable Development

UNEP Sustainable Consumption & Production Branch

UNWTO – Sustainable Tourism Development