Regional Citizen Action: New England's InterValley Project advances the cutting edge of democratic economic development
Six years later, Ken Galston reports on the advances made since his article “Community Organizing & Economic Democracy in New England” (1991). He reinforces the crucial role of stable, long term development capacity and demonstrates the results being achieved by broad-based organizing. Amesbury Gardens Tenants Association, just one of the initiatives taken on by the InterValley Project in the last five years, demonstrates the power of the IVP's ground-floor community organizing and leadership training. Threatened by a buy-out of their housing, they fought back and became owners instead.