Friday, August 17, 2007
In the southwest corner of North Dakota, Dickinson State University plays an important role in defining a new vision of rural communities.
An article from the university's alumni news does a good job in outlining some of the dimensions of "quality of place". These dimensions include:
• Strong civic engagement • Sustainable environmental quality • Active cultural life • Economic opportunities • Active recreation and healthy lifestyles • Access to quality health services • High quality housing, physical facilities and community infrastructure • Opportunities for life-long learning
This short article has outlined in a concise way, what quality of place really means. Read more..
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Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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