Surrey, B.C. residents painting love messages on a bench after the local government decided to liberate it from a fence they had erected around it. The community rallied in fun ways to 'free the bench.' (Photo courtesty of Jim Diers)

New stories and tools to offer hope and ideas for creating thriving neighbourhoods

As generative media makers we love to receive and discover stories and tools that relate in some way to our deeper mission. This article illuminates some artifacts that have crossed our desks most recently and either energized us or made us curious or both. The tie that binds them all: the work and mission of strengthening neighbourhoods. Maybe one could think of this as a digital museum.

Michael Margolis

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I've been relatively quiet sharing on the personal front for the last few months. The reason why? I gave up the lease on my house, sold nearly all of my belongings, put the remainder in storage, and started driving north. Everything fits in two suitcases. Thus began my life as a Global Nomad.

Katherine Loflin

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Growing up in the south, I have to agree that porches are a sanctuary. But as a placemaker, I have to acknowledge the role of porches as the critical intersection between home and the larger place.

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