John M. Snyder1
(1) EDAW, Inc, Denver, CO
ABSTRACT: The Application of a Sustainable Development Model
A sustainable development model that incorporates equal consideration of cultural, economic and environmental factors has been developed and applied to development projects and policies throughout the world. The model has been especially successful when applied to a variety of sensitive environmental and cultural settings. Practical applications of the model have substantiated the general validity of the approach. This presentation will describe the model and illustrate its application to a development project in Southeastern Alaska. The model demonstrated a capacity to be responsive to the multiple, sustainable demands created by the economic development of natural resources, an expressed need for cultural preservation, and the need for long-term environmental stewardship. Based upon the experience gained from the use of this sustainable development model, there may be opportunities for applying the approach to other development projects.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90906©2001 AAPG Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado