Emerging Ecology, along with volunteers and various organizational partners is, creating a network of self-consciously Eco-futuric Neighborhoods within Guilford County. Of the six initial neighborhoods chosen to demonstrate this comprehensive and creative approach to 21st Century living, one neighborhood will be located in each of the five City Council districts, the final neighborhood will be located in Guilford County -- outside of incorporated limits.
To enable this project, Emerging Ecology is creating a 12-person Neighborhood Guide Team. Details of the roles and responsibilities of this team are outlined in this downloadable document. Interested individuals and neighborhoods may sign-up or inquire using the form below.
The first neighborhood to begin this process will be Sunset Hills. For details about their kick-off event contact Erin Reis.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS THE UNIT OF CHANGE
The next stage of community building is understanding that you have to fix the neighborhood as a whole. It's not sufficient to focus on individuals one by one. ..... Rebuilding community involves seeing that the neighborhood, not the individual is the essential unit of change. If you're trying to improve lives, you have to think about changing many elements of a single neighborhood all at once.
The Second Mountain -- The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks, 2019
This column contains background information about the groups working on this project. The forms of publicity are now available for the Enlivening Neighborhoods Project.
An invitation for neighborhoods to join in this exciting demonstration can be shared by any neighborhood.
Interested neighborhoods may promote this project with a simple yet imaginative flyer.
An introduction to the Enlivening Neighborhoods Project was presented to the Neighborhood Congress in Greensboro.
The prospectus giving details of this project (updated January 21, 2020) provides an overview of the entire endeavor. This document also includes the Five Foundational Principles for Community Development that were outlined by the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) in 1968 -- these have been adapted for this project by Emerging Ecology. Previous programs of greenschemes and ICA@Greensboro inform the perspectives and practices being proposed for this project.
One aspect of the ICA's history in grassroots development was detailed in Maliwada's Grandchildren. This document traces the ICA history through the lens of on of the successful village project in Maliwada, India. This comprehensive approach to grassroots development serves as the foundation for the work of Enlivening Neighborhoods.
Neighborhood leaders may sign up to participate in this project. Additional information is available in documents listed in the left-hand column.
Neighborhood Guide Team Interest
Indicate your interest in being a part of the Neighborhood Guide Team