Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Character of a Community-Distinctiveness

This is an interesting article from the PA Downtown Center Around the world, cities are seeking the recipe for economic success in a rapidly changing global marketplace. Indispensable assets in a post–industrial economy include well-educated people, the ability to generate … Continue reading

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Building a Healthy Bridges Initiative | aha! Process, Inc. Blog

Picture if you will a successful Bridges community—one where all sectors and economic classes are working together toward a healthy, sustainable community. A community where lives are being strengthened. A community where those in poverty are provided the opportunity and … Continue reading

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Article: Building Human and Social Capital in the Community | aha! Process, Inc. Blog

The most common area of focus among human service organizations is the first one—behaviors of the individual. At Community Action Partnership (CAP), we’ve found that just focusing on helping our program participants learn new behaviors isn’t enough. We also have … Continue reading

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Stantheurbancheguy’s Blog | Just another WordPress.com weblog

Transformation Requires More Then Doing Things for People and Neighborhoods   For transformation to take place people and neighborhoods must decide they want something different then what they currently have. Then they must care enough that they are willing to … Continue reading

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Article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review “From Vision to Action”

This Stanford Social Innovation Review Article FROM VISION TO ACTION includes an excerpt from the book, Paying the Homeless to Stand Outside Your Business: Schenectady Bridges Project Turns Poverty Upside Down. Interview with Michael Saccocio, conducted by Jesse Conrad Michael Saccocio is … Continue reading

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Youth as an Asset to Sustainability Sucess | icma.org

While a primary benefactor of building a more sustainable community is the its youth, engaging this target group may be more easily said than done. However there are communities who have experienced success in this feat – some having utilized … Continue reading

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Cash Mobs: A Tool for Growing Local Economies and Farmers Markets | icma.org

Cash Mobs are a type of Flash Mob; where citizens are rallied via social networks to sing, dance or engage in unexpected performance art. A Cash Mob builds upon the Flash Mob by asking participants to spend $20 to help … Continue reading

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