Beam me down, Scotty! This final installment of the "Insiders' Guides to Community Renewal" details the attributes of the creative, inclusive, and sustainable community - the goal of community economic development. Affluence and size are not the targets. What we are after are diverse, locally-controlled resources and organizations, visionary leadership, systematic planning, and a culture of co-operation and mutual assistance.
An additional page of "Facilitator Notes" suggest ways to put this and other Insiders' Guides to work in your community. The key? Don't wait for a resource precisely tailored to your situation and constituency - revise the text (and the art) provided as circumstances demand.