Local Adaptation

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As a diagnostic tool, the matrix can help leaders understand why some projects are not as successful as others. At the point in economic development or community planning where social, educational...
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The purpose of Transition Towns is to build a community's awareness, knowledge, engagement, relationships, and tools such that it can complete a multi-sector, comprehensive Energy Descent Action Plan...
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Extensive research by the Heartland Center (Lincoln, Nebraska) has revealed 20 characteristics common to rural communities which have rebounded from economic and social distress.
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All our small towns aren't reeling from current economic developments. Some have prospered, responding to crisis with creativity, unity, and a determination to control their own destiny. What have...
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When the ends are in sight - and measurable - the means are less divisive. Thanks to a focus on specific outcomes for policy, Oregon is building a culture of collaboration and learning between...
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The economic history of Tillamook County is not much different from that of other areas heavily dependent on resource industry. Development pressures, declining natural resources, a shift to a lower...
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Young practitioners bring to their work a remarkable co-operative instinct and environmental commitment, but also a perspective that confines CED in terms of its scale and sector.
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Since 1998, with the assistance of a number of funding agencies and other contributors, CCCR has been exploring the concept of community resilience. At issue is the economic and social vitality of...
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Service clubs, business associations, libraries, churches - there are many organizations apart from government and the private sector that can play a significant role in fighting local poverty. But...
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I was dragged kicking and screaming to a Transition Town Workshop in late 2008. I was convinced there was nothing for me to learn there about community development (and terrified of showing everybody...