- From Shared Space - Chapter 4 - Supporting Sustenance: Between clusters, adaptation, engagement and opportunity can be combined with sustenance to provide access to healthy resources such as cooking classes, engage with helpful groups such as artists, and opportunities in training and community run businesses.
- From Concepts: * FormaPlus - resources in workforce training
- From Shared Space Chapter 2 - Organizing for complexity: The resilience clusters sustenance, adaptability, engagement and opportunity are the substance of the communities agenda. To support them, strategic tasks and processes, and "leading between" are required - convenor the collaborative process, and harnessing assets.
- From Shared Space Chapter 2 - Organizing for complexity: Building Communities from the Inside Out (manual), Development as Freedom, Community Resilience Manual are works focused on assessing assets, vitality, and diversity, and creating sustainable livelihoods. These include capital (natural, built, social, human, financial, cultural), and delve into the specific contributions of members such as young people, people with disabilites, and seniors, focused on skills and contributions of community members.
- From MW150132 - New Synergies.pdf: Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. traditional collaborative life to co-operatives. Inuit art, hotels, outfitting, cable tv, construction, property management. Keep control up north, provide training and resources.
- From Shared Space - Chapter 3 - Working in the Shared Space: For example, Understanding the Early Years uses local community data, using asset maps with location and dispersion for easy identification. Vibrant Surrey, part of the Vibrant Communities project, is developing the Economic Security Mapping Project, a street level GIS tool for comparing services with demographics to identify strengths and gaps.
- From Shared Space Chapter 2 - Organizing for complexity: The strategy is articulated in a "Theory of Change," a series of steps derived in a backward-mapped way, based on community assets.
- From Shared Space - Chapter 3 - Working in the Shared Space: Building knowledge for different interventions requires a focus on different clusters; affordable housing, homeless and income security conforms to sustenance; child care, social networks and literacy to adaptation; recreation, cultural expression or local decision-making to engagement; skills training, employment and asset creation to the opportunities cluster.
- From Transforming or Reforming Capitalism - Chapter 3 - Lamb "Towards an Economic Theory of Community Economic Development": Convergence theory uses planned local resource production and local demand. It values unpaid and part time labour inputs. Production that is not consumed locally may be exported. It avoids divergence from local goals, large scale production and transportation costs. Linkages are around industries producing basic goods. A divergence, or a lack of self sufficiency, is the opposite of convergence. Challenges are assumptions around commodity ownership and political assumptions.
- From MW150113 - CED & Social Economy in Canada - A People's History.pdf: 1800 resource mining, 1850 Industrial Revolution and nation building ( immigrants | newcomers | settlement) affected quality of life negatively. Non profits (YWCA / YMCA), urban reform, unions, co-op | co-ops | Co-ops | caisses populaires, credit unions.
- From Transforming or Reforming Capitalism - Chapter 2 - Ghorayshi, Gradon, Kliewer "Towards a Social Theory in Community Economic Development: Idealizing Community in the Era of Globalization": Accellerating, uneven concentration of capital, wealth, power, resources and growth through globalization have marginalized and depressed populations and regions, such as women and unpaid workers.
- From Transforming or Reforming Capitalism - Chapter 3 - Lamb "Towards an Economic Theory of Community Economic Development": Exportable commodities are the basis of export theory, where regional advantages in production and transportation are used, often bolstered through government or external capital subsidies in infrastructure, and the community strengths, such as marketing organizations, credit and transport facilities, are enhanced. Total economic activity is based on exports (basic), with a non-export (non-basic) local economy. Cyclical sensitivities are determined by the elasticity of staples (eg essentials vs luxuries). The community's success is determined by the success of its exports, affected by fall in demand, exhaustion of a natural resource, uncompetitive resource costs or technological change. Transportation development or higher income may result in more (but uneven) export opportunities, bringing new capital.
- From MW150107 - Common Ground.pdf - Social Economy & CED: Success | success | successful | successes initiatives combine action in domains, prioritize and sequence. Rely on Community | communities's resource | assets | asset and strengths. Draw on outside resources, eg for funding, influence, technical assistance. Focus on long term outcomes.
- From Shared Space - Chapter 3 - Working in the Shared Space: Review processes are messy, a continuous feedback loop. They follow the Theory of Change statement. Clear identification (milestones), outcomes and objectives, monitoring and benchmarks are used against itself or similar efforts. Quantitative or qualitative measures are required, sometimes involving time and resource intensive collection methods. Expressing the significance of findings may involve story telling - "credible performance stories" - to make a reasonable case, summarize data, point to factors, explain scope, and easier sharing.
- From Shared Space Chapter 2 - Organizing for complexity: Local governance bodies require frameworks and tools that fit into sustainable development. They are pivotal in the communities agenda as factor organizers, harnessing resources including finances, organizations, projects, and opportunities. Conveners are required, who are often an important individual or agency.
- From Shared Space - Chapter 3 - Working in the Shared Space: Shared planning and intervention is a core communities agenda topic. It can be used to coordinate the flow of resources, as in the Housing Affordability Partnership or the Safe Communities Foundation.
- From Shared Space - Chapter 3 - Working in the Shared Space: Joint ventures build on service integration to combine mandates, resources, skills and plans when organizations do not have fiscal or jurisdiction to solve a problem. The Vancouver Agreement created a strategic plan for the Downtown Lower East Side in a March 2000 agreement with government, communities and business.
- From Shared Space Chapter 2 - Organizing for complexity: New forms of measurement focus on broad capital assets, including the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, GPI, and Canadian Index of Well-Being. The mapping of these assets is key methodology to identify obvious and latent strengths.