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  • Discovering the Health, Wealth, and Power of Neighborhoods
  • By: Cormac Russell, John McKnight
  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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The Connected Community

By: Cormac Russell,John McKnight
Narrated by: Janina Edwards
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Summary

Find out how to uncover the hidden talents, assets, and abilities in your neighborhood and bring them together to create a vibrant and joyful community. It takes a village!

We may be living longer, but people are more socially isolated than ever before. As a result, we are hindered both mentally and physically, and many of us are looking for something concrete we can do to address problems like poverty, racism, and climate change. What if solutions could be found on your very doorstep or just two door knocks away?

Cormac Russell is a veteran practitioner of asset-based community development (ABCD), which focuses on uncovering and leveraging the hidden resources, skills, and experience in our neighborhoods. He and John McKnight, the cooriginator of ABCD, show how anyone can discover this untapped potential and connect with his or her neighbors to create healthier, safer, greener, more prosperous, and welcoming communities. They offer a wealth of illustrative examples from around the world that will inspire you to explore your own community and discover its hidden treasures.

You will learn to take action on what you already deeply know—that neighborliness is not just a nice-to-have personal characteristic but essential to living a fruitful life and a powerful amplifier of community change and renewal.

©2022 Cormac Russell and John McKnight (P)2022 Cormac Russell and John McKnight

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An inspiring guide

This book is absolutely wonderful and a must read/listen for anyone interested in their community, or working in citizen space. A refreshing and practical step by step journey to sustainable community development. The book offers a clear and inspiring guide through the ABCD process and offers the reader/listener an opportunity to explore community through a strengths based perspective. The books tells many wonderful stories to illustrate how ABCD can connect a community, and even has a website with referenced resources that the reader can use in their own practice.

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Inspiring stories from all over the world

Finished this book feeling energised to take action in my own community. Easy to read/listen to and full of inspirational stories about how together we can gather together to make small changes or take action that will ripple out into the lives of those around us.

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