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Sustainable Development in the Champlain Valley Region: Economic Development, Poverty Reduction and Groundwater Pollution Control

Patrick Byrne, Chris Smith, Matthew Tulloch, and Chris Vicino


Geographic focus: USA / Champlain Valley Region

Date completed: 2006

Sustainable development is a diverse, multi-faceted plan that forces one to incorporate several different factors into one coherent idea.  A team of students at SUNY, Plattsburgh, used GIS to evaluate the relationship between economic development, poverty reduction, groundwater pollution control and regional development. The students concluded that regional development initiatives must consider environmental, social, and economic factors in order to be successful.

Topics / keywords: Regional Development; Poverty; Groundwater Pollution

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