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Claire Nielsen
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Split neighbourhoods
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Wondering how to tackle a 'split' neighbourhood, where there is often talk of 'the other side'. I know that Nordbyen in Randers, Denmark is not the only 'neighbourhood' divided by a busy road,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cormac Russell Dec 16, 2011.

 

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"Hi - thanks for your response! By "kosher" I mean using ABCD and other tools, methodologies, and models in accordance with the basic principles. An example: It should never be a qualification to have a problem before joining an…"
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Split neighbourhoods

Wondering how to tackle a 'split' neighbourhood, where there is often talk of 'the other side'. I know that Nordbyen in Randers, Denmark is not the only 'neighbourhood' divided by a busy road, motorway or some other physical landmark, but it would be great to hear some good stories of building communities around such challenges ... any suggestions?I have wondered ... Should we ever try to define neighbourhood boundaries?What happens when a neighbourhood or community is defined only to collect…See More
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Randers Bolig (Housing Association)
Where are you based?
Denmark
What brings you to ABCD Europe?
Long time interest, hoping to use an ABCD approach in development of a community plan and looking for more inspiration

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At 11:21 on May 30, 2012, Jens Holck-Christiansen said…

Hi - thanks for your response!

By "kosher" I mean using ABCD and other tools, methodologies, and models in accordance with the basic principles. An example: It should never be a qualification to have a problem before joining an initiative, and it sholuld never be an obsticle for participation to have a problem (a very basic ABCD-point of view). However, most initiatives (usually called "projects") are directed towards a special group of people with a problem, i.e. drugs, unemployments, crime etc. 

My very basic point is, that problems are to be dealt with in problem solving mode, and development is to be dealt with in development mode. It is more a rule than an exeption to mix the two - and that really gives PROBLEMS! I would love to dicuss this further, but I am afraid it will take to long by comments. Are you joining the conference in Copenhagen on 7th of June, organized by CfBU? I am.

 
 
 

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