- From Transforming or Reforming Capitalism - Chapter 3 - Lamb "Towards an Economic Theory of Community Economic Development": A theory is proposed that smaller scale production is environmentally friendlier, and may be as effecient as large scale. Linkages, convergence and big push theories contribute to small scale efficiency, with gaps providing opportunities for entrepeneurship in planned production.
- From Transforming or Reforming Capitalism - Chapter 2 - Ghorayshi, Gradon, Kliewer "Towards a Social Theory in Community Economic Development: Idealizing Community in the Era of Globalization": CED needs to challenge and transform beyond local geography, to a sense of place (belonging) and global alliances, balancing diversity and unity, state and civil society, holding local leaders accountable and breaking social classes, by demystifying and providing alternatives to capitalist structures, allying itself with movements such as for the environment, peace, women's and gay rights.
- From Transforming or Reforming Capitalism - Chapter 2 - Ghorayshi, Gradon, Kliewer "Towards a Social Theory in Community Economic Development: Idealizing Community in the Era of Globalization": Technology can be used in transformative strategies. CED may also link economic, social, environmental, political and cultural considerations, departing from the current economic system, and as a way to engage with government.
- From Shared Space Chapter 1 - Reaching for Resilience: Sustainable development considers social and cultural domains, like the communities agenda, but focuses on the environment rather than economy as does the communities agenda.
- From Shared Space Chapter 1 - Reaching for Resilience: In the mental health field, the challenge model considers resilience the "ability to cope with stressful change, and perceived or actual threat by survivors. It identifies the internal traits - such as internal strengths, behaviours, and competencies - and interventions, through partnerships with caring individuals and professionals, who provide high expectations and opportunities, as well as childhood development. Individuals are made stronger by handling difficult circumstances well. Resilient individuals engage actively, seek opportunities, and thrive in changing environments. Adaptation, sustenance, opportunity and engagement must be used at different times, individually and in combination.
- From MW150137 - Going Glocal.pdf: Think locally, act globally - importance of local identity, culture | culturally | cultural, environmental and a different development model.