The blog was established for people who care about rural communities and their futures. It is a reflective pool for big questions and useful ideas. The first year has covered a lot of ground.
Tag Archives: regional development
Starting Points, Finishing Up: Practical Takeaways
Working together is difficult, and it is vital to do, for exactly the same reason: we all have different starting points.
Starting Points #3: A Matter of Hats
When people come together and are unafraid to wear their multiple hats, creative solutions tend to follow.
Starting Points #1: Home Place
I remain unshakably convinced that beauty and brilliance can come from places that other people consider poor, or marginalised, or in need of paving-over.
2021 Welcome: Regional Development Starting Points
It turns out that a great deal about how we see regional development depends on where we start.
Growing your Region, Myth #3: Regions NEED to grow
Do regions need to grow, in order to survive and thrive? Is growth part of the solution, or part of the problem?
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.
Growing Your Region: Myths and Possibilities
For rural regions, population growth is often presented as a solution to regional problems – even, as a synonym for regional development. Yet this is not necessarily the case.
Spring Series: Growing Your Region
Growth is out there, it is powerful, and it influences how almost everyone thinks about regional development in rural regions – whether they realise it or not.
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This blog is for people who care about rural communities and their futures.