The Abundant Community Initiative
Speakers: Anne Harvey, Howard Lawrence
The Abundant Community Initiative is a grassroots community development approach founded on the principles and practices written about in the book, The Abundant Community, co-authored by renowned community development experts John McKnight and Peter Block. The City of Edmonton has been supporting the piloting of this approach since the beginning of 2013, first in the neighbourhood of Highlands, and now in several neighbourhoods city-wide. Howard Lawrence of Highlands has been contracted by The City of Edmonton to work with Anne Harvey, CRC (Community Recreation Coordinator), to lead and implement the piloting of this initiative. The Abundant Community Initiative encourages people to get to know their neighbours, discover and activate the many gifts of the neighbourhood and live a more abundant life!
Presentation from the 2014 Alberta Recreation and Parks Annual Conference and Energize Workshop