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Neighborhood Revitalization Without Gentrification
By Jim Diers, 2019-09-03
Where we once dreamed of livable cities and revitalized neighborhoods, we now bemoan gentrification and displacement. As neighborhood conditions have improved, the small businesses and...
Hippocratic Oath for Community Workers
By Jim Diers, 2019-08-12
“First, do no harm.” This dictum is frequently but mistakenly associated with the Hippocratic Oath. Although it was disconcerting to learn that our physicians are not guided by this rule, I’m...
You Can't Build Community Without Doing The Bump
By Jim Diers, 2019-04-19
Community is built on relationships and people develop relationships through frequent contact with others. So, if you want to build community, you need places to bump into other people. The...
Six Levels of Asset Mapping
By Dee Brooks, 2019-04-04
Originally posted on the Jeder Institute For more than 10 years now I have been blending over 20 years of Asset-based Community Development (ABCD) experience with Art of Hosting (AoH)...
A Guide for Government Officials Seeking to Promote Productive Citizen Participation
By John L. McKnight, 2019-01-31
Some years ago I attended the annual Canadian Conference of Community Development Organizations. Several hundred groups were attending. The convener of the conference told me that the best...
A Guide to Identifying and Sharing a Neighborhood's Educational Assets with Young People by Julie Filapek and John McKnight
By John L. McKnight, 2019-01-29
We have had an Education Workgroup for some time. It has involved 9 neighborhoods involved in identifying knowledge assets of local residents and connecting them with local young people. One...
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