Growing Your Region, Myth #2: Economic Growth will Grow Everything Else

Economic growth can make entire regions more prosperous, or it can widen the gap between haves and have-nots, growing only inequity and disadvantage.

Grassroots development, digging deeper: Teacups, tangles, other people’s stuff

Community members will, inevitably, have different ideas about what positive change looks like: a new industry, or a new school; a road to bring the city closer, or a morning tea to bring the community together.

Grassroots development, the top layer: Shiny hopeful things

Development is a big shiny, powerful idea. It’s also a conveniently vague idea, so it can work for you whether you are interested in feeding starving children or building high-rise buildings.