Collections in Community Development

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  • Conference update : IACD at the United Nations high level political forum 

    Stansfield, John (Unitec ePress, 2016-11-14)
    July was an action packed month for the International Association for Community Development (IACD), which hosted its first ever joint conference with the American Community Development Society in Minneapolis St Paul. The ...
  • Practice report : when life gives you apricots 

    Stansfield, John (Unitec ePress, 2016-11-16)
    The International Association for Community Development (IACD) practice exchange in India this March gave me a whole new take on the saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”, and a good lesson in the ways of an ...
  • Positive women : a community development response to supporting women and families living with HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand 

    Connor, Helene; Bruning, Jane; Napan, Ksenija (Unitec ePress, 2016-10-26)
    This paper reflects on Positive Women’s twenty five years as a successful community development response to supporting women and families living with HIV or AIDS. The paper focuses on the community development philosophical ...
  • Reflections on forty years of community development 

    Haigh, David (Unitec ePress, 2016-11-16)
    My involvement in community development in Auckland spans forty years. It began with community work for Manukau City when the state housing suburbs of Ōtara and Māngere were being created. There was little accommodation ...
  • Community development in Aotearoa New Zealand: a historical journey 

    Aimers, Jenny; Walker, Peter (Unitec ePress, 2016-10-27)
    In this article we seek to describe the key periods and influences of community development practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our historical journey gives particular consideration to the specific impacts the government’s ...
  • Using results based accountability to show progress in a long-term community project 

    Bridgman, Geoffrey; Dyer, Elaine (Unitec ePress, 2016-05-02)
    Violence Free Communities[1] (VFC) is a small New Zealand community development organisation which for 16 years has been running events and campaigns primarily in West Auckland, designed to prevent violence and increase ...
  • IACD Practice Exchange India 2016. Conference report 

    Stansfield, John (Unitec ePress, 2016-05-02)
    Put 18 Community Development specialists on a train together in India and you have much more than a mobile party. You have the international professional development experience of a lifetime. The International Association ...
  • In the context of mobility, social identity and belonging, where is ‘community’ – and why does it matter? 

    Fagan, Karen M. (Unitec ePress, 2016-05-02)
    The word ‘community’ is used in many diverse situations. It may be that we move into a geographical community, buy into a product community, are part of a shared interest community, participate in a work or student community, ...
  • Avondale creative spaces : a case study in community building for social change 

    Woodruffe, Paul (Unitec ePress, 2016-05-02)
    This case study outlines the process, delivery and outcomes of a series of public artwork initiatives undertaken through a partnership between Unitec Institute of Technology research group, the everyday collective laboratory ...
  • Community development : what’s in a name! Guest editorial 

    Stansfield, John (Unitec ePress, 2016-05-02)
    “Community development is the crucible of democracy, the place where citizens come together to share their dreams and plan their common futures.” When I began back in the department we talked about the fact that – ...
  • Manufacture of ignorance 

    Haigh, David (Auckland District Council of Social Service, 2015-03)
    The book: Agnotology:The Making & Unmaking of ignorance provides valuable material about how the tobacco industry tried to undermine scientific evidence on the health impacts of smoking. It is a salutary lesson on how ...
  • One man's campaign in the Inner City News : Bruce Hucker (1970 - 1990) 

    Haigh, David (Sociological Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand (SAANZ), 2015)
    Bruce Hucker wrote a weekly article for the Inner City News between 1979 and 1990. Hucker took issue with Auckland City Council on many issues and accused the Citizens and Ratepayers group that ran council of being nothing ...
  • The causes of poverty 

    Haigh, David (Auckland District Council of Social Service, 2015-03)
    The recent debate on poverty in New Zealand presents a number of arguments, manifestations, causes and solutions. Many see the root causes in the neo-liberal polices since the mid 1980s, policies that resulted in the ...
  • First contact : first impressions 

    Martin, Cheryll; Akhter, Selina (2015-02)
    The research: Explores strengths, barriers and areas for development of volunteer recruitment processes of NGOs. Identify effective processes to build the capacity of NGOs to better place and engage with volunteers VA ...
  • Religion and community development : working with African Communities 

    Ayallo, Irene (2015-02)
    In this paper, I discuss the potential role of religion as an agent of community development with African communities. I hope to offer a greater clarity of the relationship between religion, personal wellbeing and social ...
  • Whaea Betty Wark : celebrated community worker and activist 

    Connor, Helene (2015-02)
    Betty Wark became involved in Māori activism during the late 1960s, with the emergence of the Māori Renaissance, a period of rebirth of indigenous power, language, culture and identity where issues such as Māori land ...
  • Auckland inner-­city residents’ experiences and expressions of community connectedness 

    Chile, Love; Black, Xavier (Unitec ePress, 2015-11-27)
    The concept of community connectedness has become increasingly important in inner-­city residential development planning as high-­‐rise apartment living becomes consolidated in inner cities. The distinct nature of the built ...
  • Community development and the ‘policy governance’ approach : have we voted out democracy? 

    Kenkel, David; Prestidge, Paul (Unitec ePress, 2015-11-27)
    We argue that the ways community organisations are typically structured, with a Board, Chief Executive (CE) and workers, creates an inherently anti-­‐democratic dynamic. We suggest that the hierarchical concentration of ...
  • How does voluntary ethics improve research? : introducing a community research development initiative 

    Flanagan, Paul; Tumilty, Emma (Unitec ePress, 2015-11-27)
    Until recently, community organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) have not had any avenue for ethical review of research involving human participants unless they were connected to researchers involved with health and ...
  • Painting the desert pink : where place making, social cohesion and wellbeing collide 

    McGregor, Kristy (Unitec ePress, 2015-11-27)
    In remote communities of western Queensland, where gatherings are rare and take the form of gymkhanas and campdrafts, women hardly take time out to invest in themselves. During droughts, the pressures are so great that ...

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