In the Resource Guide, we are compiling the stories of communities—some local, and some from other parts of the country—that have come up with creative ways of increasing their prosperity while sustaining their quality of life and protecting their heritage. We aren’t suggesting that any one approach is the right one for this region, but we hope that these case studies will serve as a source of ideas and inspiration as our region charts its own course
In our conversations with residents across the region, certain topics keep coming up. We have organized the Resource Guide around these topics (see the links at right). Just click on a topic to learn more.
Research for the Resource Guide was conducted by students at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.