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Bottom-up community development

“You cannot waltz into a community and fix the world…. no matter how well you can dance” (Melinda Jurd, a speech pathology student doing an elective on community engagement). 492 more words

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The power of questions

In the undergraduate course I teach on community engagement I ask students to have a conversation with two people. I ask them to ask one person about: 843 more words

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Angela Blanchard - Building on the strengths of communities

In this TEDx talk, Angela Blanchard (Neighborhood Centers Inc) discusses a strengths-based approach to working with communities. It is an example of what… 238 more words

Community Engagement

What Makes a House a Home?

by Matthew Green

I’d like to share the story of a hard working homeowner I met recently. A single mother, she was determined to save up to purchase a home in which to raise her family. 508 more words

Asset Based Community Development

In defense of retail-commercial on Barton Street

by Rebecca Doll

Organic cycle of market development

We see it all the time in cities; a little neighbourhood that turned into a hotspot seemingly overnight. 1,982 more words

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Blame and Disengagement

by Rebecca Doll

There is an interesting relationship between blame and engagement, and it’s inversely proportional.

Asset-Based Community Development is about focusing and building on the strengths of a community. 375 more words

Asset Based Community Development