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[THIS IS A PERSONAL DRAFT OF MY VIEWS ON THE SUBJECT. JFB]WHAT WE ARE ASKING OF EACH OTHER, AND WHY?
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I recently attended the 14th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth conference in Baltimore, Maryland. While I was there I learned about equitable development. Profit and non-profit developers are using equitable development to provide vulnerable populations with a pathway out of poverty. It's really very interesting. These developers are looking at the bigger picture. They are not just looking at building walls. Their goal is to build a lifestyle that works within that community.
[THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM McKnight, John; Block, Peter (2010-06-14). The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods (pp. 96-98). Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Kindle Edition. ]