Laudato si’ – establishing local approaches for global ecological conversion.

Abstract In 2017 the Aotearoa Community Development Association (ACDA) and the International Association for Community Development (IACD) held a conference; Sustainably yours: Community development and a sustainably just future in Auckland where a paper was presented titled "Community development - The 'missing ingredent' in striving for sustainability". That paper examined the United Nations Agenda (2015) … Continue reading Laudato si’ – establishing local approaches for global ecological conversion.

Case Study – Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health

Case Study - Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health The FRST programme "Mäori Community Goals for Enhancing Ecosystem Health" (FRST Contract TWWX0001) began in 1998. The programme evolved from a previous FRST-funded programme "Mäori values for land use planning" that ran from 1995 to 1998, and helped build collaborative research relationships with Ngati Porou. … Continue reading Case Study – Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health

Community: a powerful label? Connecting wind energy to rural Ireland

Much of the research on the social sustainability of renewable technologies has focused on local acceptance issues, community benefits from exogenous developments, and matters related to the planning and development process. Grassroots-initiated wind energy schemes as a form of rural enterprise have received less attention, especially in the Irish context. Using a case study approach, … Continue reading Community: a powerful label? Connecting wind energy to rural Ireland

South Uist community ownership will see nature reserve created

AN island nature reserve is to be created as crofting estate land is transferred into community ownership on South Uist. A total of 1100 hectare of land at Loch Druidibeg on the island will become a wildlife haven after the Scottish Government rubber-stamped the plan. Local group Storas Uibhist plans to create visitor facilities and improve access … Continue reading South Uist community ownership will see nature reserve created