Network Organizing: A Strategy For Building Community Engagement

In weak market cities where cynicism and dysfunction have become the norm, it takes a different kind of organizing to bring people together to demand change.

In many cities struggling to come back after years of decay, it takes much more than building housing and installing street lamps to start a revival. It also takes people. But residents who have been kept out of civic activities for decades by fear and racial tension need to be encouraged to get involved. Community developers in Lawrence, Mass. are showing how it can be done.

Thanks to David Holtzman

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