Abundant Community Edmonton

by Howard Lawrence, Anne Harvey, John McKnight, Peter Block on March 30, 2016

Tagged as: Raising Children / Local Economy / Safety / Health


Tamarack's March 23, 2016 webinar on the Abundant Community Edmonton initiative featured Howard Lawrence and Anne Harvey from the City of Edmonton, the innovators and activators of this unique neighbourhood-building framework. They were joined by John and Peter, who have worked closely with them over the years to help develop Abundant Community Edmonton with the City of Edmonton’s Citizen Services Department. 

The Abundant Community Edmonton (ACE) is part of a large movement that is neighbourhood focused, citizen centered and gift based. It advances household connection and belonging within each block/cul-de-sac/building floor and within the neighbourhood as a whole. It helps to shape neighbourhood life according to residents’ vision for their neighbourhood, and facilitates neighbourliness by linking residents to groups, both existing and newly formed. This thoughtful initiative provides a framework for a neighbourhood to develop “social capital” and increase their “collective efficacy”, creating a more connected and capable neighbourhood.



Running time: 00:55:35

You can view the slide deck for the webinar here.





Text, audio and visuals posted here and on home page courtesy of Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement. The March 23 webinar was hosted by Tamarack's Christie Nash; read her blog here