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ARTICLE | Transforming Community Pain into Community Gain

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In any place-based approach, organizations will encounter unforeseen obstacles, often in the form of policy or lack of funding. Community building work requires the capacity to learn and adapt quickly and resolutely. This article highlights the place-based work in Edmonton, offering reflections on the challenges and ingredients of success to rebuild the vibrant McCauley neighbourhood. 

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Mark Holmgren

By Mark Holmgren

Mark Holmgren is the Executive Director of the Edmonton Community Development Company and a former Tamarack Director. He is known for his track record in developing social innovations, including the development of Upside Down Thinking, an approach to thinking differently, if not disruptively.

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