CCEDNet Blog

Posted: Fri 15 April 2016
By: Darcy Penner
Elections are noisy and cluttered affairs that can make it difficult for some of the most promising, Manitoba-made policy innovations to get the attention they deserve. One of these policies is the use of day-to-day government purchasing to provide job and training opportunities for people with...
Posted: Thu 31 March 2016
By: Mr. Richard Dilay
In 2015, Neighbourhoods Alive! (NA!) celebrated its fifteenth year of operation. After 15 years of operation, it might be a fair question to ask “What has been the impact of NA!, to date?”,  and whether NA! communities are being revitalized. NA! contracted independent Community Impact...
Posted: Thu 17 March 2016
By: Kate Swade
Systems thinking can seem complex and inaccessible but even the smallest group of people working towards change can learn from it. Kate Swade sets out five ways to use it. Google ‘systems change’ and you get almost 1.5bn results. Do the same with ‘systems thinking’ and you get almost 23...
Posted: Mon 29 February 2016
By: Ariana McBride
Cities and towns of all sizes struggle with how to involve the most representative sample of their population in their community design efforts.  My first post in this series highlighted general tips on how to increase public participation in planning and design. This post specifies practical...
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