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"Neighbours generate a tremendous power when they come together as a community", says Jim Diers, author of Neighbor Power and former Director of Seattle's Department of Neighbourhoods. Listen as Jim …

"Neighbours generate a tremendous power when they come together as a community", says Jim Diers, author of Neighbor Power and former Director of Seattle's Department of Neighbourhoods. Listen as Jim shares a wealth of experience using humour and real life examples - he outlines some of the pitfalls and shows us the way to real community building. This is the first thirty minutes of his presentation. Watch "Community Building 101" next.

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  • 1. VIBRANT NEIGHBOURHOODS & POWERFUL COMMUNITIES Presented by Jim Diers
  • 2. POWER OF COMMUNITY
  • 3. Power to Care for the Earth Ballard Neighbourhood, Seattle
  • 4. Columbia City, Seattle Power to Sustain Local Economy
  • 5. Limerick, Ireland Power to Prevent Crime
  • 6. Christchurch, New Zealand Power to Respond to Disaster
  • 7. Blue Pallet Pavilion
  • 8. Dance-O-Mat
  • 9. Cycle-Powered Cinema
  • 10. Urban Poetica
  • 11. Power of Community Care for the Earth Care for One Another Prevent Crime Respond to Disasters Promote Health Instill Happiness Create Great Places Advance Social Justice Strengthen Democracy
  • 12. COMMUNITY IN CRISIS Single-purpose land use Increased mobility Longer work days Fear Electronic screens Globalization Specialization Professionalization
  • 13. Ballard Neighbourhood, Seattle, Seattle
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