Below are the Diigo updates for the Pathways to New Community Paradigms Blog, Wiki and Kumu map. You can return to the main blog by clicking the link provided here or in the right hand column.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Diigo Update 11/21/2017

  • Forum for the Future US brings all of Forum’s system innovation, futures and sustainable business tools and expertise to solve sustainability challenges across North America. Working with major businesses including Target, Walmart and McDonald’s, smaller companies like Method and Annie’s, and NGOs such as The Rainforest Alliance, we have helped reshape the business models and convene the coalitions capable of creating lasting change. We believe that only by keeping a keen eye on what the future might hold can we make sound decisions for the longer term. We also believe that the key systems that we rely on, like food and energy, are broken and in need of complete transformation. Forum equips its Network members with the knowledge, training and practical tools to innovate. We provide them with a platform for collaboration where they can test solutions and make their successes bigger and better.

    Tags: systems thinking, sustainability, innovation


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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Diigo Update 11/20/2017


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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Diigo Update 11/19/2017

  • The financial health of a city is closely intertwined with that of its residents. Financially healthy residents are better able to weather difficult times, are less likely to need city supports and services, and can contribute more to the local economy by supporting property, sales, and income taxes. Our data dashboard provides a unique snapshot of residents’ financial health, including credit bureau data, to tell the story of city financial health. Recognizing that cities differ and their residents’ needs are diverse, we construct city peer groups to highlight shared challenges and promising interventions. What’s your city’s picture of financial health?

    Tags: financial, housing, financial viability, cities, economic development


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Friday, November 17, 2017

Diigo Update 11/18/2017


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Diigo Update 11/16/2017

  • Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is an approach to sustainable community-driven development. Beyond the mobilisation of a particular community, it is concerned with how to link micro-assets to the macro-environment. Asset Based Community Development’s premise is that communities can drive the development process themselves by identifying and mobilizing existing, but often unrecognised assets. Thereby responding to challenges and creating local social improvement and economic development. This page will describe ABCD through five key aspects.

    Tags: ABCD, community empowerment


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Monday, November 13, 2017

Diigo Update 11/14/2017


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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Diigo Update 11/12/2017

  • It’s not hard to make most things work. A little common sense goes a long way. People take responsibility. They’re judged on results.  Our government doesn't work that way anymore. We all know that government is broken. But Washington insiders will never fix it, unless we join together to demand a historic overhaul. The solutions are relatively easy—remaking government into simple frameworks that allow people to take charge again. What’s hard is overthrowing the Washington status quo. It will only happen with your help.

    Tags: community empowerment, government, governance, policy solutions


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Diigo Update 11/09/2017


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Diigo Update 11/03/2017

  • While bullshit may reach its apogee in the political domain, this is not a course on political bullshit. Instead, we will focus on bullshit that comes clad in the trappings of scholarly discourse. Traditionally, such highbrow nonsense has come couched in big words and fancy rhetoric, but more and more we see it presented instead in the guise of big data and fancy algorithms — and these quantitative, statistical, and computational forms of bullshit are those that we will be addressing in the present course.

    Tags: bullshit, fake news, critical thinking, research, statistics


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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Diigo Update 10/29/2017

  • Arts and culture are a deep and intrinsic part of every community. Across the United States there are over 113,000 organizations dedicated to many aspects of cultural life. This activity encompasses a broad range of disciplines that ranges from performing arts production and presentation, to visual arts exhibition, to arts education and arts in healthcare, to preservation and interpretation of our collective heritage.

    Tags: arts, Community Arts, healthcare


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Friday, October 27, 2017

Diigo Update 10/28/2017


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Diigo Update 10/27/2017


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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Diigo Update 10/23/2017


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Diigo Update 10/19/2017


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Diigo Update 10/18/2017


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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Diigo Update 10/09/2017


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Friday, October 6, 2017

Diigo Update 10/07/2017

  • The Art Genome Project is the classification system and technological framework that powers Artsy. It maps the characteristics (we call them “genes”) that connect artists, artworks, architecture, and design objects across history. There are currently over 1,000 characteristics in The Art Genome Project, including art historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities.

    Tags: art, artistic thinking, genome


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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Diigo Update 09/08/2017


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Monday, July 10, 2017

Diigo Update 07/11/2017

  • TurboVote helps you vote – nothing more. We’re committed to protecting your data, so it’s only ever used to provide you with voting information and services. To that end, we encrypt your connection to our site, so your sign-up information stays just between us. We take precautionary measures to restrict access to only those partners and services we need to make TurboVote run. And we deliberately don’t collect or store ID numbers. We also don’t sell your information, or share any more than is strictly necessary to power the TurboVote services you know and love. And we’re happy to answer any questions you have about our data and security practices.

    Tags: voting, digital, democracy, governance, technology


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Friday, July 7, 2017

Diigo Update 07/08/2017


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Thursday, July 6, 2017

New Wiki Page - Advocacy By and For Community

One outcome of the The Active Citizen in a Digital Age course, now being featured in the main blog, is a new NCP wiki page, Advocacy By and For Community which includes many of the websites featured in  the course, some of which have been previously presented on these pages. The course deals primarily with advocacy of desired outcomes within the three sectors of democracy, political, market place and civil society. 

◦ Bottom line, we want to do two big things better: Demystify congressional advocacy. We get hundreds of questions every day about what Congress is doing, how to organize locally (see the toolkit!), and how to advocate in different situations.

◦ The Resistance Manual is an open-source platform to harness the collective power of the people to resist the impact of a Trump presidency and to continue to make progress in our communities.

◦ Together We Will: Provide resources and guidance to empower everyday people to organize and act locally; whether new to community organization, returning to a new era of civil rights defense, or seasoned veteran of political and social activism, we will curate and produce resources to serve their needs.
In addition to the technological infrastructure raised by the course, there are also websites providing an underlying infrastructure to these efforts. 

 ◦ The Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society created digitalIMPACT.io to support civil society organizations in using digital data ethically, safely, and effectively.

◦ The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

These last two websites speak to the larger, connected issues of Transparency and Open Data in Governance. 

Under New Community Paradigms, these efforts are seen as being taken up by the community to impact larger, more powerful and at the same time more distant form of institutional government requiring different sets of tools as featured in Governance and Community Democracy. 

Two new tools are:

Digital Democracy | Search Legislative Committee Hearings
◦ A first-of-its-kind platform, Digital Democracy creates a searchable archive of all statements made in state legislative hearings.

IssueVoter | Government By the People Act of 2015
◦ Voter Participation By keeping voters informed throughout the year on issues that matter most to them, more people will see how legislation affects those issues, and recognize the importance of voting and engaging with their representative year-round.

Communities help decide upon these issues through direct democratic deliberation or what has been termed People’s Governance In California (putting an emphasis on the home state). The wiki page includes both supporting organizations and guiding principles.

All of this is intended to lead to new Policy Creation taking a more nonpartisan approach (though not necessarily noncontroversial) 

  PUBLICAGENDA.ORG - Public Agenda Home Page (improved)
  Public Agenda is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate divisive, complex issues and work together to find solutions. 

Common Good
◦ Common Good is a nonpartisan reform coalition that offers Americans a new way to look at law and government.


On the Kumu Wiki Map,  Advocacy By and For Community  is seen as a bridge to these other bridges tying together community change efforts. 

Diigo Update 07/07/2017

  • Systems thinking, according to HU, has two important dimensions. One is the establishment of a new paradigm that understands global issues as inherently complex, multi-dimensional, conflictive and open to outside influence and intervention. A problem like slavery, for example, may seem intractable because of the economic interests it serves; in fact, the institutional and organizational linkages—the supply chains—that comprise slavery’s power structure are vulnerable. The first step in system thinking is to map those linkages to better understand how they fit together and pinpoint their likely weak points. The next step is to devise a strategy that combines public advocacy, coalition building, insider lobbying, and investigative journalism to target those linkages, forcing those implicated in slavery, wittingly or unwittingly, to reform, and weakening the larger circuit of power over time.

    Tags: article, collaboration, philanthropy, systems thinking, wicked problem, complex, complex adaptive systems

  • A potential danger in a systems approach is that there is a risk of overjargonizing and getting lost in complex terminology, maps and paralysis by analysis. One of the key themes that emerged from the discussion is that many people are starting to experiment with systems thinking but that it can be daunting or confusing to explain, operationalize or find common agreement. Does system thinking imply a rigorous and dynamic mapping of key actors, power relationships and other factors in a community (Yes)? But then how does systems thinking differ from a solid context analysis (still needs more explanation)? A potential danger in a systems approach is that there is a risk of overjargonizing and getting lost in complex terminology, maps and paralysis by analysis. One of the key themes that emerged from the discussion is that many people are starting to experiment with systems thinking but that it can be daunting or confusing to explain, operationalize or find common agreement. Does system thinking imply a rigorous and dynamic mapping of key actors, power relationships and other factors in a community (Yes)? But then how does systems thinking differ from a solid context analysis (still needs more explanation)? 

    Tags: article, complexity, systems thinking, systems practice, collaboration


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Monday, July 3, 2017

Diigo Update 07/04/2017


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Friday, June 16, 2017

New Community Paradigms Wiki update for Community Financing

The next update to the New Community Paradigms Wiki is on Community Financing which is considered a wiki bridge between Economics and Governance.


Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) was originally conceived as a bridge between people who wanted to put their money to work "in their own backyard" and nonprofit organizations that serve low-wealth families and communities who need those dollars most. The mission of the Chicago Community Loan Fund is to provide flexible, affordable and responsible financing and technical assistance for community stabilization and development efforts and initiatives that benefit low- to moderate-income neighborhoods, families and individuals throughout metropolitan Chicago.
Diigo Tags: building, financial sustainability, Community Loan Fund, Sustainability


Grassroots Grantmakers is a network of place-based funders in the United States and Canada who are working from a “we begin with residents” perspective – supporting active citizenship and building civic capacity at the block level in their communities with scale-appropriate grants, a highly relational style of grantmaking, and a learning orientation. Funders in our network are working to strengthen resident-controlled associations, and help people that come together because of a shared interest in improving their block, their neighborhood, or their community to be a stronger voice for change and community vitality.
Diigo Tags: grassroots, placed-based, funding, grants 


New 
15 Key Metrics for Evaluating Participatory Budgeting: A Toolkit for Evaluators and Implementers - >Register at





We are a nonpartisan research and policy institute. We pursue federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and t o restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways. We apply our deep expertise in budget and tax issues and in programs and policies that help low-income people, in order to help inform debates and achieve better policy outcomes.

New Community Paradigm Wiki Updates - Economics

This New Community Paradigm Wiki update, based on the newly initiated procedure, is on the Economics wiki section.



The way we work is changing forever. A host of technologies—from automation to digital platforms for coordination of tasks—are reinventing not just what people do to earn a living but at a much deeper level how we organize to create value. The landscape of labor economics is in upheaval. Solutions won’t come from any one agency, discipline, or company. It will take collaboration, broad public engagement, smart policy, and an openness to reinventing old economic models. The IFTF Workable Futures Initiative is a call-to-action for policymakers, platform developers, corporate strategists, activists, and of course other workers of all kinds, to join us in blueprinting these positive platforms for the future of work. The time is now to grapple with the challenges ahead, develop sustainable solutions, and create a future of work that is workable for everyone.



Economic Indicators is designed to help gauge California's current economic health and performance. Using public data, and with the oversight over our Research Advisory Council, we assembled a database of key economic indicators that are useful for understanding current and future economic conditions.




Californians know that the time to fix our state's economy is now. People from every region are standing up and demanding change. We must create real and intelligent remedies that will attract capital, generate jobs and encourage sustainable communities all over California. 
Diigo Tags: California, economy economic development regional economic development
   

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA STEWARDSHIP NETWORKIn 2008, the Morgan Family Foundation launched the California Stewardship Network as a civic venture, investing $ 1.5 million over 2 years in matching grants to 10 economic regions that agreed to focus on breakthroughs led by stewardship teams composed of business, community and government civic entrepreneurs.While each regional team has developed its own stewardship strategy, all share a common approach. Typically, these strategies are:(1) Data-driven, (2) Based on economic regions and industry clusters, (3) Successful in sustaining the engagement of business, (4) Effective at integrating economic, social, and environmental considerations, and (5) Innovative in their approach to public-private partnerships in implementation.The teams represent the diversity of California ranging from San Diego and Los Angeles in the South to Sacramento Valley, the Fresno Region and the Central Coast to the Sierra Region, Sonoma and Butte Counties and the Redwood Coast near the Oregon Border. These regional groups meet on regular basis and exchange best practices.




NEF (the new economics foundation) is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. We aim to improve the quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues. We work in partnership and put people and the planet first.
NEF was founded in 1986 by the leaders of The Other Economic Summit (TOES) which forced issues such as international debt onto the agenda of the G7 and G8 summits. 

We are unique in combining rigorous analysis and policy debate with practical solutions on the ground, often run and designed with the help of local people. We also create new ways of measuring progress towards increased well-being and environmental sustainability.




OuiShare is a global community and thinks and do-tank. Our mission is to build and nurture a collaborative society by connecting people, organizations and ideas around fairness, openness and trust. We believe that economic, political and social systems based on these values can solve many of the complex challenges the world faces, and enable everyone to access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. OuiShare activities consist of building community, producing knowledge and incubating projects around the topics of communities and the collaborative economy, as well as offering support to individuals and organizations through professional services and education. Started in January 2012 in Paris, OuiShare is now an international leader in the collaborative economy field. A non-profit organization which has rapidly evolved from a handful of enthusiasts to a global movement in dozens of countries in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, our network of expert Connectors engage hundreds of members and contributors worldwide.


Few Americans are aware of the steady build-up of innovative community wealth building strategies throughout the United States. Community-Wealth.org brings together, for the first time, information about the broad range of community wealth building activity.


The charity's purpose is to relieve poverty by encouraging accountable leadership and entrepreneurism in communities. Regenerate listens, promotes and reflects on activities that invigorate any community. New businesses and innovative social projects have already resulted from the charity's work. Regenerate encourages politicians and organisations to trust, respect, and lead with the people. 





Shared value is a management strategy in which companies find business opportunities in social problems. While philanthropy and CSR focus efforts focus on “giving back” or minimizing the harm business has on society, shared value focuses company leaders on maximizing the competitive value of solving social problems in new customers and markets, cost savings, talent retention, and more.

Fresh Updates to New Community Paradigms Community Ecology wiki-pages

This blog was originally designed as a collection platform for newly discovered resources for the New Community Paradigms wiki and material for the New Community Paradigms blog. It automatically collects these resources from the New Community Paradigms Diigo Group account.

Because the collection was automatic, this blog was largely left on cruise control with the intention that the wiki would be updated on a regular basis and that a New Community Paradigms blog post would be created to memorialize the update. That has not happened for awhile. When it does happen, it seemed to interrupt the flow of ideas being considered by the primary New Community Paradigms blog.

There is also now a New Community Paradigms Map to reflect the relationship between different sections and their components of the wiki.

So it has been decided to start putting the updates of the wiki through this blog starting with updates to Community Ecology.  The resources listed below have usually been provided before. The only difference is that there is now more context. The different wiki pages are listed first and the particular resources are listed below. The wiki pages will be used as labels for each particular blog post for hopefully easier searching.



LEAN Energy US (Local Energy Aggregation Network) is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to the accelerated expansion and competitive success of clean energy CCA nationwide.
Diigo Tags: lean, energy, CCA, Community Choice Aggregation, Environment, Sustainability


Our goal is to advance urban sustainability and shared prosperity through initiatives in transportation, water, climate, and public policy. We coach city leaders, advise decision makers and find new ways to solve challenges.
Diigo Tags: neighborhood, urban, urban planning, Sustainability, transportation, community development



Saul Griffith, co-founder, and CEO of Otherlab presented for the first time an interactive wall-sized map detailing America’s daily energy use at the July gathering of What’s Now: San Francisco. Saul and his Otherlab team



The TOD Technical Assistance Initiative is a project of the Federal Transit Administration administered by Smart Growth America that provides on-the-ground and online technical assistance to support transit-oriented development, improve access to public transportation, and build new economic opportunities and pathways to employment for local communities. Learn more about the project >>

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