Shifting Culture in Asheville’s Parks and Rec Department

  Is top-down always the most effective way to manage? Roderick Simmons, Director of Asheville’s Parks & Recreation, does not think so. In fact, he believes that “as government we must change, or we’ll just repeat the mistakes of the past,” he says. A...

What do people need to think about if they have a network?

June Holley has been weaving economic and community networks for more than 35 years. In 1981 she discovered complexity science and became intrigued with the process of transformation. How could communities change in ways that would make them good places for everyone?...

#Metoo and Consent-based Governance

How have you been experiencing the #metoo phenomenon? Having begun my social change work in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and advocacy, my primary response was FINALLY! If you’re a woman, you may have felt like jumping up and down...

NC Statewide Food Council Gathering highlights structures for equity

When it comes to paradigm-shifting systems-level change happening on the ground right now, the proliferation of local food councils may be the most fundamental and the most vital. So Tracy and I were tremendously pleased be included among the presenters and exhibitors...

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