These were the word of John Lennon from his song Happy Xmas (War is Over). I think most of us are happy to see the end of 2020 and looking … Continue reading Another Year Over and a New One Begun
The United Nations Sustainability Goals represent a set of lofty collective ideals designed to improve equality and wellbeing for all.
A 15-Minute City is a place where all your needs are met within a short walk or cycle from your home.
People put a lot of work into compiling an assets map. They meet with others, discover their gifts, passions knowledge and interests. They locate the physical infrastructure assets around them, … Continue reading We’ve Got an Assets Map…Now What Happens?
Introduction This week I’ve been thinking about neighbours. How important being a good neighbour is, how good local community creates a safer place, how being a good neighbour is like … Continue reading The Beauty of Neighbours
Introduction In 12 weeks time a general election will be held in Queensland, Australia. As expected there are the usual calls for harsher penalties for offenders and particularly for juvenille … Continue reading Crime Prevention: Harsh Penalties Do They Work? What Else Can We Do?
Introduction In June 1984 the film “Gremlins” was released. The film told the story of a furry creature called a mogwai. The creature is purchased as a gift but when … Continue reading DON’T SPILL THE WATER: WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL DOING NEEDS ASSESSMENTS?
Introduction Local government has performed important roles during the current COVID-19 Pandemic. Councils have been important in the distribution of government messages and health messages. Many council have also promoted … Continue reading Local Government and Pandemic Recovery
Social Justice: the core values behind Community Development
I haven’t always been a runner. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t so long ago that going for a run was the last thing on my mind. Now I … Continue reading Building Community is a lot like running