The New Community Development Movement: Economics and Disparity

The term “community development” became ghettoized and synonymous with low-income housing development for those disenfranchised by the mainstream economy and civic infrastructure.  The class-based exit from older communities resulted in re-segregation and isolation both urban and rural. Communities are complex systems but recent practice has effectively relegated them to the raw materials of opportunistic housing […]


Generation Gap or Generational Power?

What would happen if we actually stopped believing the generation gap hype?  Forget generation, X, Y, Z, Baby Boomers.  There is no generation gap that is meaningful in any positive way.  We can all learn new things from each other no matter what our generation.  Just imagine the power–personal, relational and political–we could wield if […]