Is Responsible Development Sustainable? The Case of Cave Creek, Arizona

By Janine Minkler.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

This paper looks at how ideas of 'responsible development' get co-opted into a growth model. The case of Cave Creek, Arizona, demonstrates how responsibly developed communities also sustain suburban sprawl.

Keywords: Responsible Development, Sustainable Development, Cave Creek, Arizona, Sonoran Desert, Environmental Sustainability, Cultural Perceptions, land Development

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.13-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 760.463KB).

Dr. Janine Minkler

Dr. Minkler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Northern Arizona University. Her main areas of interest are environmental sociology, and social consciousness and social change. Dr. Minkler grew up in New York and studied in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Psychology from Brandeis University and received her Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Boston College. Dr. Minkler enjoys living in Flagstaff, Arizona where the sun always shines—a great change from living in the northeast. She enjoys hiking with family and learning about the many diverse communities of the southwest.


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