Friday, October 7, 2011

Minnesota's Unsustainable Safety Net

Jay Kiedrowski gave a talk at the United Front III gathering at River Center in St. Paul on October 6, 2011, describing some of the challenges facing nonprofits and governments in Minnesota in the years to come.
Take a look at his presentation, which contains data on many social and economic factors in Minnesota as well as implications for our future. What are your thoughts?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dr. Quick Article in JPER

Dr. Kathryn Quick, writing with her co-author Martha Feldman, has published an article in the current issue of the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER). The article is titled "Distinguishing Participation and Inclusion" and appears in the journal's September 2011 issue (Vol. 31, no. 3). Following is an abstract.

This article argues that participation and inclusion are independent dimensions of public engagement and elaborates the relationships of inclusion with deliberation and diversity. Inclusion continuously creates a community involved in defining and addressing public issues; participation emphasizes public input on the content of programs and policies. Features of inclusive processes are coproducing the process and content of decision making, engaging multiple ways of knowing, and sustaining temporal openness. Using a community of practice lens, we compare the consequences of participatory and inclusive practices in four processes, finding that inclusion supports an ongoing community with capacity to address a stream of issues.
Posted August 29, 2011