Sustainable Community

  • Introduction
  • Lesson One - Three Systems of Sustainability
  • Lesson Two - Why Plan for Sustainability
  • Lesson Three - Sustainable Community Development Plans
  • Lesson Four - Maryland Resources
  • Lesson Five - A Process for Sustainable Community Development
  • Review
  • Certificate

Sustainable Community Development

An online class offered by the University of Maryland's Institute for Governmental Service and Research.


Sustainable Community Development takes about 2 hours to complete and is comprised of 5 lessons with quizzes throughout, followed by a review. For each quiz, both your correct and incorrect answers should be thoroughly reviewed. If you do not pass a quiz, review the previous material and retake it. You must pass each quiz to progress through the class. After the review, print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records.

Class Requirements

  • A computer with an Internet connection and a compatible web browser (e.g. - Microsoft's Edge™ or Internet Explorer®, Apple's Safari®, Mozilla's Firefox®, Google's Chrome™, etc.). The class can also be taken using a tablet, but is not compatible with mobile phones.
  • A browser that supports JavaScript™ and has cookies enabled