The Community Resilience Manual--A New Resource Will Link Rural Revitalization To CED Best Practice
All our small towns aren't reeling from current economic developments; some have prospered, responding to crisis with creativity, unity, and a determination to control their own destiny. What have they got that others don't? What are they doing that others should? The Community Resilience Manual details a process by which small towns can assess themselves and inform their revitalization planning with reference to rural best practice from across Canada and the US. Since being released in 2000, this manual has been adapted into a variety of contexts in different parts of the world. Most recently (2006-2007), it is being adapted as part of a national poverty reduction program in Botswana. (The manual can be downloaded for free at www.cedworks.com.