Spring 2006 edition of Making Waves

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From: Don McNair <mcnair at cedworks.com>

In the Spring 2006 edition of "Making Waves: Canada's Community Economic
Development Magazine" writers project how marginal communities stand to be
affected by seismic shifts in the economy - towards knowledge and
information exchange as primary values, or away from oil as a primary fuel.
The content features highlights from the Manitoba Research Alliance on
Community Economic Development in the New Economy.

Find a summary of the contents below. To view the content in PDF, request a
trial copy, or subscribe, go to
<http://www.cedworks.com/waves.html>www.cedworks.com/waves.html.

Apologies for cross-postings.

CONTENTS

"RECONSTRUCTING WHO WE ARE"
A core of "organic intellectuals" in Winnipeg's growing Aboriginal
population are shaping a distinctive approach to community revitalization,
rooted in personal healing and in organizations that live and breathe
Aboriginal values.

RURAL PARADOX
Agricultural land trusts will not get to Square One until farmers
themselves start to question their beliefs in "rugged individualism" and in
the invincibility of market forces.

HOOKED!
Ten years ago high-speed internet was a frill of big city life. A recent
study reveals how quickly small towns in Manitoba and Nova Scotia have also
come to depend on broadband.

ALTERNATIVE FOOD PRODUCTION & MARKETING
Community-shared agriculture, certified labelling, and even Farmers Markets
barely register in the economy of Canada's agricultural heartland. Once
again, market forces are doing the consumer a long-term disservice.

A STRATEGIC MISMATCH
Beware recent federal initiatives in affordable housing policy - their
orientation towards private home ownership is rooted in notions of social
exclusion. What has that to do with CED?

PRIVATE SECTOR & PUBLIC PURPOSE
The learning curve of business development can be particularly steep when
social justice has always been the prime mover of your community-based
organization.

PEAK OIL, MARGINAL COMMUNITIES, & YOU
The Cassandras have had their say. Now it's time to think carefully about
how we go about community revitalization when energy is dear. Many doors in
this intricate economy will close; others will open, or open wider.

Don McNair
Making Waves: Canada's CED Magazine
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