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Michael Jones is a leadership educator, dialogue facilitator, writer, and pianist/composer who participated in Tamarack's Communities: Programs and Policies event in Kitchener, Ontario on 23-26 June, 2014.
Imagine: city planners designing neighbourhoods to increase social capital; elderly people staying in their neighbourhoods for another 5 years; mental health rates declining because neighbours are caring for each other and creating a greater sense of connection and belonging together.
Young children love to pretend that they are grown ups and live in the real world. Adolescents could more often than not use a dose of reality. So teachers, why not apply that learning method in the classroom, or parents, when you’re helping your child at home?
This blog was originally posted on the Plan Institute site, and is reposted here with permission of the author Bronwyn Kent. Bronwyn reflects on the webinar held on November 14, Setting the Table for Allies, Adversaries, and Strangers with guest Ben Weinlick.
After a massive community engagement process that saw over 5,000 people contribute nearly 4,000 hours of input- This is a powerful example of how to engage the community in a Neighbourhood Strategy. Consider how something resembling this might be implemented in your neighbourhood!