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Our Stories Are Important. They Connect us to Each Other and to Place.
By Alan Blackshaw, 2020-12-01
My father kept an old family Bible in his wardrobe. This wasn’t kept for religious observance but because it contained information about our forbears and a family tree. He would, on occasions,...
Call for Stories: Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) edition of IACD’s Practice Insights Magazine
By Michelle Dunscombe, 2020-11-19
The next issue of Practice Insights Magazine will focus on the Stories of ABCD, in collaboration with the ABCD Institute. What is ABCD? Asset-based Community Development (ABCD) is a...
The Unstoppable Advance Of Common Decency
By martin simon, 2020-11-18
The Unstoppable Advance Of Common Decency The very first practical responses to the coronavirus pandemic were led from the ground up by front liners, families, friends, neighbours and...
Working with your Council...Some tips from a Former Insider
By Alan Blackshaw, 2020-11-01
Introduction Local Councils can be confusing. They can cover a broad range of work in the community from roads, waste, water, parks, halls, facilities, amenities, parking, development...
Co-production: Always in Second Place
By John L. McKnight, 2020-10-12
It was the first meeting of a neighborhood organization’s Health Committee on Chicago’s westside. The six members met in the living room of Gloria Blunt’s home. After considerable discussion as...
Local Government and Community Building
By Alan Blackshaw, 2020-10-01
Introduction Local Government is the level of government closest to the community. From this it would be expected that one of the important functions of Local Government would be in...
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