The Nantucket Owner's Manual

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About The Nantucket Owner's Manual

Our goal: to provide the island with facts and ideas that it can trust and use to make sound community-focused decisions and choices in their every-day lives. We do this by taking the same approach that the scientific world takes: we peer-review each idea with members of the community and we don't push a "right" answer but provide the community with the best thinking from all sides so it can take action.

The Nantucket Owner's Manual is an academic journal of sorts — an effort to create a clearinghouse of ideas to make the island better. Ideas that have been peer-reviewed by the best minds in a range of areas. Business, visitor services, real estate and development, construction, healthcare, ecology, non-profits, sustainability, mental health and more.

Some of the ideas and themes we will explore include:

  • Housing, accessible and affordable housing, ownership and rental
  • The mental health of the island
  • Climate change impacts and mitigation
  • The arts
  • Water quality
  • Community and neighborhoods
  • Economics and sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Open space, natural resources, hikes and diversions
  • Future generational needs
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Town meeting participation

This publication is community-supported. NOM will accept no advertising and will only seek funding from patrons and neutral source donors — there will be no pay-to-play opportunities through NOM — in order to ensure that the thinking is unbiased and in the best interests of the community.

The Nantucket Owner's Manual is created by Grant Sanders with the help of several key contributors and freelancers. Grant moved to Nantucket full time in 1994. He and his native islander, artist, spouse, Barrie Fee Sanders, have raised two children here. You can learn more about the Nantucket Owner's Manual at our web page: http://www.nantucketownersmanual.com

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