Recommended from the “Conversation with John and Peter: The Future of Families” September 6, 2011

John McKnight

Exemplary Materials for Designing a Community Building Initiative in a Neighborhood      (Evanston, IL: Asset Based Community Development Institute, 2011)

Materials developed cooperatively by The Woodlawn Organization, a Chicago neighborhood organization, and the Asset Based Community Development Institute of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. One approach to community building, designed for a particular neighborhood, which should be adapted or revised so materials will be appropriate for any other neighborhood where they are used. If you proceed to initiate a community building initiative that generally follows the methods described here, we would like to know about your project so we can learn together. Contact John at

Russell Ackoff and Daniel Greenberg

Turning Learning Right Side Up: Putting Education Back on Track (paperback)     (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2011)

Russell Ackoff and Sheldon Rovin

Redesigning Society    (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003)

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