Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The skills we need for sustainable communities

The skills needed for sustainable communities is the topic of a 2007 study prepared by York Consulting on behalf of the Academy for Sustainable Communities. The study focuses on a forecast of labor shortages projected up to the year 2012 for England's regions. Labor shortages are predicted in these primary areas, which may stunt the growth of Sustainable Communities:
  • Regeneration Specialists (Perma-culture, Forest and Land Regeneration)
  • Sustainable Development Specialists (Environmental, Economic, Social-Political)
  • Transportation Planners (Siting Transportation Infrastructure - Highways, Streets, Sidewalks, Bike Lanes, Public Transport Lines)

The report is free, go to: http://www.ascskills.org.uk/pages/research/mind-the-skills-gap