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HUMN 8821 Sustainable Community Development Paper
In the practice of sustainable community development, a professional consultant may be notified, usually through a Request for Proposals (RFP) or a Request for Expression of Interest (REI), that an opportunity exists to help a community improve itself, usually with an interest in enhancing its ability to be a sustainable community. The professional consultant usually has to bid for such an opportunity by submitting a proposal, in competition with other consultants. The proposal should reflect the information and identified needs of the community as stated in the RFP or REI.
For the Final Project, look in depth at your community and identify a problem related to sustainability. Using the bullet points below, create your own proposal in response to an RFP your community might put forward for bid. Your proposal should carry out a scope of work that addresses the problem identified. The proposal should reflect the principles, concepts, and application of strategies, tools, and methods presented in this course.
To aid you in producing a solid proposal in response to an RFP the following websites may be of interest.
EPA Pollution Prevention (P2)
Puget Sound Partnership
California Sustainability Alliance: Green Request for Proposal (“RFP”)
Cement Association of Canada: Request for Proposal: Concrete and Sustainable Development
The Final Project must include the following:
A cover letter that includes the following items:
A description of who will be responsible for meeting the requirements of the proposal
An abstract or brief summary of the proposal
A proposal that includes the following items:
A description of the community
An explanation of the community vision
An analysis of the community problem. Be sure to include how the problem affects the community as well as the root cause of the problem.
An explanation of 2–3 practices and/or interventions that would address the problem and how. Be sure to address how each practice or intervention takes into account the environment, the economy, and society.
An explanation of the action steps needed to carry out the practices and/or interventions
Be sure to include the following:
A description of all stakeholders, team members, project advisors, and project collaborators who will help carry out the practices and/or interventions
An explanation of the general resources (including financial) needed to carry out the practices and/or interventions. Although all RFPs require a budget you will not be asked to provide this piece of the proposal in your Final Project.
An explanation of the barriers that might impede the practices and/or interventions
An explanation of the methods that will be used to evaluate the success of the practices and/or interventions
An explanation of the local codes and/or ordinances the community would benefit from adopting
An explanation of the characteristics you hope the community would exemplify following the implementation of the practices and/or interventions