Category Archives: Communities

Letter to the Editor – The Times

Photo credits: Drumchapel (left): Steve Wilson; Bearsden (right): James Fraser Sir, The consequences of running the lives of the poor are very much more serious even than Libby Purves points out (You’re poor. We’ll run your life for you. Mar … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor – The Times

Photo credits: Drumchapel (left): Steve Wilson; Bearsden (right): James Fraser Sir, The consequences of running the lives of the poor are very much more serious even than Libby Purves points out (You're poor. We'll run your life for you. Mar … Continue reading

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Call Sign – Blog Sign?

This post is prompted by a comment by Ed Mitchell on one of my recent posts. Ed said: 2. The key has to be the ongoing aggregation of our distributed thoughts on our blogs by interest/practice focused hubs which gather … Continue reading

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Call Sign – Blog Sign?

This post is prompted by a comment by Ed Mitchell on one of my recent posts. Ed said: 2. The key has to be the ongoing aggregation of our distributed thoughts on our blogs by interest/practice focused hubs which gather … Continue reading

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The trouble with rural broadband

It is inconceivable to think now that just 5 years ago rural Britain faced the prospect of no access to broadband. The visionaries of the time, who mostly ended up playing an active part in the Community Broadband Network (established … Continue reading

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Communities of Practice and Web 2.0

I start this posting knowing that someone will read it and say "Where has this guy been? We all worked that out years ago." Despite this I am going to continue because if I’ve only just worked it out, there … Continue reading

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Communities of Practice and Web 2.0

I start this posting knowing that someone will read it and say "Where has this guy been? We all worked that out years ago." Despite this I am going to continue because if I've only just worked it out, there … Continue reading

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Empowerment – a matter of life or death

What’s in a word? In an environment of jargon, cliché and political correctness the word ‘empowerment’ has suffered badly. Let’s stand back, and elevate it to its proper place: arguably, empowerment is the key concept for people supporting community development. … Continue reading

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Empowerment – a matter of life or death

What's in a word? In an environment of jargon, cliché and political correctness the word 'empowerment' has suffered badly. Let's stand back, and elevate it to its proper place: arguably, empowerment is the key concept for people supporting community development. … Continue reading

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Sustainable Rural Communities – what do we mean? Is this a pipedream?

There are problems with the word ‘sustainable’. First of all, it’s just an adjective and can be stuck on the front of anything: sustainable living, sustainable funding, sustainable farming. So to say: “We are sustainable” is so ambiguous as to … Continue reading

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