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50th Anniversary Presentations

Powerpoint and PDF presentations from the CDJ 50th Anniversary Conference, Why Community Development? Continuity and Innovation. The 50th Anniversary and the Future of CDJ: Emerging and Enduring Issues Mick Carpenter and Marilyn Taylor (UK) The Role of Women in Community Development: Georgian Practices Nino Vasadze and... read more »

50th Anniversary Photos

Photographs by Kirsty Lohman, Ruth Pearce and Dave Vanderhoven. read more »

EVENT: CDS 46th Anniversary International Conference

19th-22nd July 2015 Lexington, Kentucky, USA Registration for the Community Development Society’s Conference on “Creativity and Culture: Community Development - Approaches for Strengthening Health, Environment, Economic Vibrancy, Social Justice and Democracy” is now open. Full details can be found on the CDS website. Early... read more »

EVENT: Commons against and beyond capitalism?

A Thinkery with Silvia Federici, George Caffentzis and Anne B. Ryan Thursday 28th May 2015 University College Cork, Ireland During the... read more »

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The Ashgate Research Companion to Community Development

Abstracts due by 29th May 2015 Edited by Dr Lynda Shevellar and Dr Peter Westoby of The University of Queensland, Australia, the aim of the (provisionally titled) Ashgate Research Companion to Community Development is to provide scholars and graduate... read more »

CDJ 50th Anniversary Virtual Issue

The CDJ 50th Anniversary Virtual Issue is now freely available online for anyone to read. The Virtual Issue includes 11 articles from the... read more »

EVENT: Unitec Community Development Conference 2015

18th - 20th February 2015 Unitech Institute of Technology, New Zealand Bringing together practitioners, academics and students to share their knowledge, research and stories about community development. Major themes include placemaking, community economic development, diverse communities and re-claiming democracy, with quality assured papers, poster presentations and... read more »

EVENT: Keib Thomas Community Development Memorial Lecture

11th February 2015 London Metropolitan University, UK Re-asserting the right to be heard: Manifesto for Organising Community Development for Social and Political Change - Post May 2015 This event is open to anyone with an interest in community development.  It is a forum for workers and practitioners. This... read more »

Community Development Journal - Open Call for Journal Editor

Since 1966 the Community Development Journal (CDJ) has been the leading international journal in its field, covering a wide range of topics, reviewing significant developments and providing a forum for cutting-edge debates about theory and practice. It adopts a broad definition of community development... read more »

EVENT: Community Development Society Conference

19-22 July 2015 Lexington, Kentucky, USA The theme of the 2015 CDS Conference is Creativity and Culture: Community Development Approaches for Strengthening Health, Environment, Economic Vibrancy, Social Justice and Democracy. The deadline for submissions is the 31st January 2015. For more information, and to submit an abstract online,... read more »

International task force to map community development training programmes and national networks

At its October 2014 meeting, the international Board of the IACD agreed to set up a task group, chaired by Vice President, Stewart Murdoch, to map, country by country community development training... read more »

Community development standards: Phase 2: the revised draft

The Federation for Community Development Learning (FCDL) are holding meetings on the occupational standards for community work on 13th November (in London) and 28th November (Leeds). FCDL is working with partners across the UK to review the Community Development National Occupational Standards... read more »

Thinkery on the Commons - resources now available

We've just put up a new page with information and resources from Commons Sense: A Thinkery on the Commons, which was held in Dublin during June. read more »

Commons Podcasts

Recordings from Commons Sense: A Thinkery on the Commons. To download the recordings as mp3 files, right-click "Listen" and select "save link as". Órla O’Donovan in conversation with Gustavo Esteva Listen - Part 1 Listen - Part 2 Bríd Smith discusses "The water is ours, damn it! Water... read more »

Commons Videos

Órla O'Donovan, Community Development Journal, in conversation with Gustavo Esteva, Mexican commoner, activist and post-development theorist. http://youtu.be/mLZGhyNWD70 Bríd Smith, People Before Profit, discusses The water is ours, damn it! Water Commoning in Bolivia by Alexander Dwinell & Marcela Olivera http://youtu.be/sZwUQlg1_og Frank Naughton, Kimmage DSC, discusses... read more »

Commons Sense: A Thinkery on the Commons

11 June 2014, Dublin Organised jointly by the Community Development Journal and Kimmage Development Studies Centre, the Thinkery on the Commons was a day of exploration and conversation about the commons. The Special Supplement Commons Senses: New thinking about an old idea... read more »