some good links (fwd)

Victor Guest vic at daena.eepo.com.au
Fri Aug 14 09:30:17 EDT 1998


From: "Peter Donovan" <pdonovan at orednet.org>
To: "chrm" <general at lists.holisticmanagement.org>

In the ongoing process of exploring and updating our website links, I want
to share a couple of the best over the list. John McKnight's work on
asset-based community development is an inspiration, and may enable you to
see the possibilities of holistic decision making in urban situations with
new eyes. Some good examples of policy analysis too.

Teaching a Caterpillar to Fly
(http://www.squarewheels.com/content/teaching.html)
by Scott Simmerman: a delightful and humorous
essay about change

The Asset-Based Community Development Institute
(http://www.cpn.org/ABCDI/ABCDI.html)
describes the basic
concepts in John McKnight's book, Building Community from the Inside Out 
(http://www.nwu.edu/IPR/publications/buildingblurb.html),
about development from an asset base of gifts and passions rather than the
usual social-service approach of addressing needs and deficiencies.
McKnight's work is also described in the 1996 book, The Careless Society:
Community and Its Counterfeits 
(http://www.nwu.edu/IPR/publications/careless.html)
Click here (http://www.johnsonfdn.org/library/journal/v17n3/community.html)
to see an excerpt. For other
samples of McKnight's work, see Regenerating Community 
(http://www.cpn.org/sections/topics/community/civic_perspectives/regen_comm.


html)
and The Politics of Health Care
(http://www.cpn.org/cpn/sections/topics/health/civic_perspectives/polit_heal


th_care.html).


Peter

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