Tools and Techniques

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When the spirit and inventiveness of the entrepreneur are harnessed to collective values and interests, the results can be dramatic. Here are six books to bring you up to speed on the integration of...
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If poverty was essentially due to too little money or skills, state and private initiatives might be its equal. But the complexity of the problem requires action that is more comprehensive and more...
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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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A couple of hundred people in northern B.C. demonstrate the crux of community planning: talking to your neighbours about the sort of place you want later generations to call home.
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Since its launch in 1995, Quint Development Corporation has skillfully fused local determination with outside expertise, money, & political influence. The results aren't in yet. But Quint's co-op...
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In the first of three installments, CODA's Paul Born takes stock of CED's accomplishments in Canada and what we must do to turn proven innovations into effective, large-scale initiatives. His...
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Sherri Torjman describes the systematic, information-rich process that marries specific jobs with individual job-seekers. Remember: it isn't intended to be the solution, just a solution (but a good...
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Money and professionalism are two stumbling blocks to a wider, deeper practice of CED in Canada. Paul Born recommends a strategic (and less government-dependent) application of the former to both...
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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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And they say you can't get 'good help' nowadays. To instigate a process of renewal in some of Winnipeg's decaying working-class neighbourhoods, two established CEDOs pulled in technical assistance...