This weeks’ weekend reading doesn’t have any theme (besides being posts that have caught my eye over the week). There are some reflections on asset-based thinking, high school ethics, nonviolence, anxiety and playing with food. 285 more words
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This post is about cherishing and celebrating whatever is good in your city.
In activist lingo, that goes by the name of “asset-based community development.” Put simply, it’s the idea that when you’re trying to improve your neighborhood, you don’t start out by listing all of its problems–trash in the streets, few local businesses, speeding cars, etc.–but instead, you begin from a place of plenty. 665 more words
Looking Back to Look Forward: the intellectual heritage of Asset-Based Community Development - by Cormac Russell, Nurture Development
I’ve just read a great article by Anne MacLeod & Akwugo Emejulu and thought that perhaps some visitors here who are interested in asset based approaches and are happy to read academic papers might enjoy. 160 more words
Peter Kenyon of The Bank of I.D.E.A.S writes-
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Our most recent recipient of the Global Community Builder Giraffe Award is Emily Messieh.
Emily is a dynamic, passionate 25 year old.