Community Research Connections

Dynamic interactive library of case studies describing leading-edge innovations in sustainable community development and sustainable infrastructure

Led by Professor Ann Dale and colleagues, this project is part of two research projects: her Canada Research Chair in sustainable community development, and a joint Infrastructure Canada / SSHRC project to study the state of the art in sustainable infrastructure in Canada. Currently, there are over 40 case studies describing innovations in sustainable community development and sustainable infrastructure practices in our library. Built on an open platform researchers and community members are welcome to contribute their sustainable innovations and solutions. 

We invite you to

Read and comment on the current sustainable community development and sustainable infrastructure case studies found in this library. Our content will be growing steadily with submissions from researchers and readers like you. So check back often!
Share your story with us! If you have a story to tell about sustainable innovations in your community, thoughts about where things are going, what is happening, or what we should be doing, let us know and we will upload your story to our library.
Search for leading-edge innovators in our sustainable infrastructure Innovator Database.
Contribute to and enhance the development of this tool through a non-commercial, attributable, share-alike creative commons license.

An integral part of community development and social innovation is opening space for collaboration, hence this tool is available under a creative commons license. Attribution should be made to Professor Ann Dale, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development, Royal Roads University.

If you have any questions about the site or would like to send feedback, please contact us. Enjoy!