Inspiring Communities Newsletter #42 October 2014
The role of local communities in co-creating positive wellbeing is a powerful global trend. IBM has predicted that in five years, “local will beat online,” Forbes Magazine reported that the #1 hottest food trend in 2014 would be “locally sourced everything.”
The ‘local’ trend was highlighted at the international Community Development conference held in Glasgow in June 2014 under the theme “Community is the Answer.” 15 kiwis participated in, and contributed to this conference.
This newsletter shares some of the powerful stories from the conference. There is much inspirational material in this newsletter, including details of an advanced ‘Community Building’ Auckland workshop by Jim Diers (21/22 October) and a one day Wellington seminar with Margaret Wheatley on ‘Community is the Answer’ (21 November). Enjoy!