Improving sustainability and operations in residential development and its relationship to community resilience

The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate how productivity improvements in a local company could contribute to its municipality’s (community) sustainability goals, and, by extension, to local community resilience. I will be using an action research (AR) methodology to create positive change and productivity improvements in the case of a company as the basis for inductively understanding what mechanisms and impacts lead to sustainability and community resilience. The local company will benefit by implementing productivity improvements and sustainability. The community will benefit by having its local industry gain new skills, innovations, and capacity, which are critical to resilience.

Brian Mendoza Dominguez
Faculty Supervisor: 
Catherine Etmanski
Project Year: 
British Columbia