A short outburst of rage thinly disguised as a presentation on risks in community developmentPhotos – permissionsSlide Share:http://www.slideshare.net/BillBadhamBlog / comment:http://www.practicalparticipation.co.uk/Wider conversation: http://rightspace.org.uk/Bill BadhamPractical Participation email@example.com www.practicalparticipation.co.ukTwitter: @billbadham
Georgia, young carer, aged 12: Community development is themagic brick. It may start as transactional, but grows to be aboutrelationship, being and belonging, shared experience and change
B. Our voice – representational democracy that can have wider influence A. My life – participative democracy that makes a difference to me C. Poor attempts at representational democracy,Caitlin, young disconnected from lived livescarer, aged 9
Communitydevelopment risks:No discerniblechange?Poor communityengagement leads todisconnection, sense ofbetrayal and nodiscernible changehttp://www.mattblick.com/?p
Community development risks: veneer covering upthe cracks of poverty and social exclusion
Community developmentrisks:Come and join me in myorganisation to do my stuffWhen are we supportingyoung people andcommunities on their terms ontheir issues?
Community development risks: big sounding ideas areonly valid and relevant when they have a real impact onthe things that matter to us where we live.
Community development risks: quick fix or long termprocess? What do you see?
Community developmentrisks:Who participates and whoprofits?