Tools and Techniques

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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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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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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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To rebuild the economic engine of Montreal's southwest neighbourhoods, the director of RESO combines the values of a college radical withe the practicality of an artisan.
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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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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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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...
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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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To some people, the term 'community economic development' appears to encompass any enterprise which gives somebody local a job. In the interests of bringing more precision to the field, Stewart Perry...
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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.