Tag Archives: Peter Block

Join us for NewScoop’s First AGM

How do we take this from a spark to a campfire?

All members and supporters of NewScoop are invited to join us for our first AGM Thursday, June 8th, 2017 4 PM – 5:30 PM Prairie Sky Cohousing Co-operative #100 402 30 Ave  NE. Year in Review We will be sharing a summary of our work in 2016 including a review of our financials. Director Elections As
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ABUNDANT COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE UPDATES ABCD PRINCIPLES FOR MUNICIPALITIES

Neighbourhood connections create complex benefits 

Howard Lawrence, co-founder of the Asset-Based Neighbourhood Organizing Association, says many cities have a long-standing relationship with Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and the Abundant Community Initiative is a new version that drills down onto every block in every neighbourhood.

“We can say to municipalities, ‘you’ve been doing this kind of work, particularly in troubled neighbourhoods, for 30 years . . . here is an update,’” Lawrence says.
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What is an Abundant Community ?

Recap of Zoom Webinar

This week, Sarah, Arthurs via NewScoop YYC, convened a ‘virtual meeting’ using Zoom video calling to: (1) bring the wisdom of the American writers Peter Block, John McKnight and Walter Brueggemann to an Alberta audience; and (2) discuss a couple of Alberta initiatives which relate well to the ideas of cooperation and community which the three writers espouse.
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