premise of the GrowthFramework is that change is best grown from
within. In regards to sustainability, community resources need to
be adopted by the community as a part of their long-term strategy
and vision for future growth.
of the origins of individual technologies, services and resources,
they must become a part of the community fabric itself before the
promises of sustainability can be fully realized.
The third step of the GrowthFramework is designed to achieve local
ownership of resources and build local capacity for long-term growth.
Community members should be fully trained in the use of new technology
resources, and new programs should be designed to engage local leadership
and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.
addition, it is important to measure the impacts of community growth
and hold them accountable to the original goals of the community.
In many cases, modifications and adjustments will need to made to
bring growth dynamics back into alignment with community objectives.