by Brenda Richardson This guidance from the Community Associations Institute aims to help associations understand how to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 within their communities. Implement an emergency plan. CAI recommends that community associations review or establish an emergency plan in consultation with legal counsel, insurance and risk management experts, and their managers. This plan could address … Continue reading A Guide For Community Association Members Navigating Complexities Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in 2017 and was the worst natural disaster to hit the island in recorded history.The power grid was completely destroyed leaving millions without electricity. In the absence of any other government assistance, a group of survivors in one of the towns – Caguas – began a community kitchen to help … Continue reading Grass Roots Resilience
Philanthropy provokes some interesting reactions. If someone has enormous wealth and they choose to give it away, it seems churlish to question their motives. But at a time when democracy worldwide is at its lowest ebb on record (Democracy Report 2020) and when this coincides with global wealth becoming concentrated within an ever smaller group of … Continue reading Just pay tax?
Anyone who has even vaguely followed the fracking debate in Scotland over the last few years could be forgiven for thinking that the Scottish Government had come down on the side of an outright ban. Turns out that what some understood to be a solid ‘No’ is in fact a ‘no-support planning policy’. Whatever that … Continue reading Corporate capture?
In January, an isolated reserve declared a state of emergency over dangerously poor housing conditions. A resident has now died – what will it take for meaningful change? “When you see these conditions on a daily basis, you start to accept it as normal,” says Sol Mamakwa, the member of provincial parliament for Kiiwetinoong. Photograph: … Continue reading ‘Beggars in our own land’: Canada’s First Nation housing crisis
A rendering of how the new First Nations district Senakw could look from the Burrard Street Bridge. Photograph: Revery Architecture The scrubby, vacant patch beneath the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver looks at first glance like a typical example of the type of derelict nook common to all cities: 11.7 acres of former railway lands, … Continue reading The bold new plan for an Indigenous-led development in Vancouver
It’s not unusual to read that the many problems we face in society today are linked to a chronic underinvestment in the institutions of civil society. What is unusual is when the person delivering that critique is the Chief Economist of the Bank of England. In a wide ranging speech on the impact of the … Continue reading Bank Backs Sector