Insider’s Guide to Community Renewal #1: The Root of the Matter

Canadian Centre for Community Renewal

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Don McNair

Year: 2004

The first installment of the Insiders’ Guides To Community Renewal, The Root of the Matter supplies a brief historical context to the separation of economic decision-making from social relations and environmental values. Community economic development requires an approach to local revitalization that encompasses the social and environmental, as well as the economic dimension of life. The estrangement of the economy from other values is a recent invention that has brought both good and ill. Can this go on? Must it?

Insider’s Guide to Community Renewal

This publication is part of the Canadian Centre for Community Renewal’s Insider’s Guide to Community Renewal series. The Insiders’ Guides (IGs) are a series of 4-page cartoons that make mainstream some concepts and tools critical to community renewal. Developed with the assistance of a number of community economic development practitioners across the country, Insiders Guides use illustration and a straightforward text to be both informative and fun.

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