Creating Community

Finding Meaning in the Place We Live

by George Randall West



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/18/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781462089635
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781462089659

About the Book

Creating Community: Finding Meaning in the Place We Live.

"This is the book I wish I had when I walked into the west side, inner city of Chicago for my first experience in an intentional effort to create community." — George West"

This is the book we ALL need as community development practitioners. Those on the journey of creating community will find the reflections, stories, and advice extremely valuable. It can be used as an instructional guide, or as a mirror to deepen your own insights and intuitions. Just as this book suggests, development HAS to be bottom up to be most effective. All the people MUST be involved. All the problems DO have to be addressed. Negative operating images that block an individual's or community's self-esteem HAVE to be overcome. George West has outlined great principles, and even better, the practical ways of implementing them shine through in this gem of a book.

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About the Author

George West lived and worked with the Institute of Cultural Affairs in communities in the inner city of Chicago and in rural villages in Venezuela and Guatemala, helping to establish community development projects in 24 time zones around the world. He was on a team to set up the International Exposition of Rural Development in India in 1984, where community practitioners from sixty nations shared approaches that work. George holds degrees in sociology and theology and an honorary doctorate in public service. He now lives on the pacific coast of Mexico as part of a nine-family experiment in living lightly on the land using solar energy, catching rain water and growing a food forest for local sustainability. He shops in a nearby village riding his four wheel motorbike.