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Diers on neighborhood problem-solving

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Jim Diers, who used to direct the neighborhood governance work for the City of Seattle, has a terrific new paper out about the challenges and opportunities of involving citizens in neighborhood problem-solving. Jim argues that “People will get involved to the extent that the effort is fun, shows results, utilizes the gifts that everyone has to offer, and starts where people are – their network, their passion, their block. Government and other agencies can help to build community capacity by operating in ways that are neighbourhood-focused, strength-based, and community driven.” The Community’s Role in Addressing Street-Level Social Issues is a publication of the Canada West Foundation; you can find it here.

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