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New Partners: Smarter about Context

By Phil Bors on February 19th, 2016

A smart person in our field once said, “When you’ve worked with one community, you’ve worked with one community.” I understood this to mean that communities are unique entities. Indeed, every community—including its various neighborhoods—has its own culture, assets, history of achievement and challenges on which to build. Residents know this all too well. Too […]

Wellness Collaborative Works to Create Livable Environments

By Mary Beth Powell on February 10th, 2016

Tired of its reputation as a “bedroom community,” Alamance County leaders want to change the county’s landscape and norms so that it is a healthy and desirable place to live, work and play. The key to their early success has been strong multidisciplinary collaboration and a commitment to an intentional, iterative process. Alamance County, located […]