Sustainable Solutions

Series Editors: B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Jennifer H. Allen and Jacob Sherman, Portland State University

The Sustainable Solutions Series highlights best practices in community-engaged teaching and research with a sustainability focus. The series addresses various themes, including:

  • building capacity in the university and the community to support teaching or research-based community partnerships that address sustainability issues;
  • the emergence of particular themes that have shaped these efforts, such as social justice, climate change, and sustainable economic development;
  • highlighting community partnerships in action through case studies;
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  • exploring various orientations to partnerships in teaching, research, and/or practice;
  • emergent approaches, future trends, assessment;
  • innovation in teaching and research-based partnerships, exploring increasingly complex sustainability issues.

This series will not only highlight past and current practices, but also will propose a “next set” of questions that sustainability-focused community-based teaching, research, and practice needs to address going forward.

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There are no current calls for book proposals in this series due to the number of volumes in the pipeline. Please check back as calls are posted regularly.

To submit a proposal to the Sustainable Solutions Series, please download and complete a new book proposal form.

Please address proposals to:

Rebecca Marsh, Greenleaf Publishing, Email:


Series Editors: B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Jennifer Allen  and Jacob Sherman

For more information on publishing with Greenleaf Publishing and general author guidelines, please visit our author services page. Please do not hesitate to contact the Publisher and Series Editor if you need more specific guidance, or if you would like to discuss a proposal with us.


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B.D. Wortham-Galvin

B.D. teaches studio, history, and theory of both architecture and urban design for the School of Architecture at Portland State University. She is a Faculty Fellow with the Center for Public Interest Design and works with local and national communities on issues of equity and resilience in design and development.

Jennifer H. Allen

Jennifer is an associate professor of Public Administration and the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University. Jennifer has previously worked at the World Bank, Ecotrust, and the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department.

Jacob Sherman

Jacob is the Sustainability Curriculum Coordinator for the Institute of Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University. He works to better integrate sustainability into curriculum at Portland State and manages PSU’s Living Lab and Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative.