Helping Communities Help Themselves
New social media technologies have transformed how we can work together to get things done. We seek to help community groups take advantage of these new technologies, with a special focus on place-based communites as as neighborhoods, local interest groups, and creative collaborative communities in the Pacific Northwest.
- Development of innovative technologies
- Engagement with community leaders
- Community events
- Knowledge sharing
In community building, the third place (or third space) is the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home and the workplace. In his influential book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg (1989, 1991) argues that third places are important for civil society, democracy, civic engagement, and establishing feelings of a sense of place. — wikipedia