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- Bill Traynor - The Value of Place
Bill Traynor is the Executive Director of Lawrence CommunityWorks Inc., an initiative working to rebuild the struggling city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, his hometown. Bill has 30 years of experience in community development and organizing.
- Britt Bravo - Have Fun • Do Good
A blog for people who want to make the world a better place AND have fun!
- Carline Lubin - ToolzDO
Founder of ToolzDO, a social platform for connecting neighbors to each other and to their local community to strengthen community life.
- Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement
Based at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, provides a stream of reliable data and analysis that helps Americans to understand the strengths and weaknesses of civic education.
- Community Development Exchange
CDX's mission is to be a strong and effective voice for community development. We are a diverse membership-led organisation, aiming to bring about positive changes towards social justice and equality.
- Community Tool Box Blog
Promoting community health and development by connecting people, ideas and resources
- Craigslist Foundation
Craigslist Foundation works to connect people and organizations to the resources they need to strengthen communities and neighborhoods.
- Diane Dyson - Belonging Community: Being at home in an urban neighbourhood
Board member of Social Planning Toronto, and a member of the Centre for Urban Health Initiatives, the Toronto Neighbourhood Research Network, and the Toronto Community Based Research Network.
- Hildy Gottlieb - Creating the Future
Hildy Gottlieb has been called “the most innovative and practical thinker in our sector.” As President of the Community-Driven Institute, her ground-breaking work aims Community Benefit Organizations at their highest potential - creating the future.
- Home & Community
We were among the early organizations providing interdisciplinary collaborations between residents, advocates, planners and educators. The hallmark of our work continues to be providing tools empowering residents to train and educate other residents.
Our aim on this site is to invite you to help launch a global network that will serve and support all those people who want to make the world a better place, online and in person.
- Julian Dobson - Living with Rats
Julian Dobson has writen on regeneration, sustainable communities, housing, social policy and suchlike for 20 years. Living with Rats is about the complexity of modern life, about making mistakes and learning from them, about inspiration and humility.
- Kevin Harris - Neighborhoods
Personal take on news, information, ideas and lessons to do with neighbourhood relations and social capital. Reflections on policy and practice issues, curious vignettes of local life, and information for others working in community development.
The national team of innovative east London charity Community Links. Sharing experience from the ground up.
- Livability Live
From Partners for Livable Communities. Your best source for up-to-date ideas about relevant issues, links to interesting articles, and personal commentary about subjects that share our focus.
- Making Places, the PPS blog
Project for Public Spaces is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities.
- Matt Grist - The Social Brain
Looks at research pitched at the three levels of brain, individual behaviour and social organisation. It aims to integrate this research into a credible and useful model of decision-making.
- Michael Wood-Lewis - Ghost of Midnight
Ghost of Midnight is an online journal about fostering community within neighborhoods, with a special focus on Front Porch Forum. FPF’s mission is to help neighbors connect and foster community within neighborhoods.
- OnTheCommons.org — Community Life
The commons is a powerful organizing principle for understanding countless aspects of nature, creativity and knowledge, local community and everyday experience.
- Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space
A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic. This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work.
- Richard Flyer - Start where you live
Coordinator of Start Where you Live, a platform for developing Conscious Community and an organizing tool for a grassroots strategy to build a face-to-face, real-world community based on universal spiritual principles and virtues.
- Robert Voigt - Civic Blogger
About sharing and analyzing information on citizen engagement in public projects and plans; but empowerment with tools that can steer outcomes.
- Shareable.net - Community Building
Shareable is a nonprofit online magazine that tells the story of sharing. We cover the people, places, and projects that are bringing a shareable world to life. And we share tools and tips to help you make a shareable world real in your life.
- Soul of the Community
Stems from a three-year study conducted by Gallup of the 26 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation communities to determine the factors that attach residents to their communities, and the role of community attachment in growth and well-being.
- Talk About Local
Hyperlocal community activism and communication. A project to give people in their communities a powerful online voice. We want to help people communicate and campaign more effectively to influence events in the places in which they live, work or play.
- The Neighbors Campaign
A collaboration of nonprofits, government agencies, and grassroots leaders are linking residents to services – and to each other.
- Thomas Sander - Social Capital
Thomas Sander, Executive Director of the Saguaro Seminar at Harvard. What can I say about myself? decaf coffee, fast eco-friendly showers, all cotton shirts, indie music afficionado, shuns valet parking, speechless in nature’s beauty.