strategy

Creating community

Synonyms:
Making community
Building cooperative communities
Living cooperatively
Forming integrated communities
Developing through community participation
Establishing communities
Description:

Cohering a grouping of people who are aware of some commonality and who may be organized to act in a concerted fashion.

Context:

Community has a variety of meanings, including: (a) [Physical community] is the larger domiciliary unit surrounding a family residence. (b) [Social community] is the larger immediate social unit which an individual or group perceives themselves to be part of. The close-knit relationships which may be evidenced between families living in proximate dwellings such as in villages, or in neighbourhoods in towns and cities, and the identification of these co-residents with shared concerns. Thus there is a physical community and a social or psychological one. (c) [Regional community] and neighbourhood, that is, the social and physical aspects of a local society, coincide in the tribal and rural worlds, with kinship making a third, biological link. Thus the extended family or clan may constitute the community. (d) A [social aggregate] created expressly for religious, ideological or economic reasons, for example, a monastery constituting a religious community, or a cooperative craft commune, or the social and economic integration of a farming, religious sect. (e) An [economic and legal] administrative entity organized at various levels of government, from the smallest settlements, to large towns and provinces, up to national levels. (f) Various specialized uses, as the community of nations, community of scholars, European Community, etc.

Narrower:
Living in community
Managing communities
Renewing local economy
Creating community story
Building global community
Creating community events
Creating activities centre
Creating caring communities
Designing model communities
Developing rural communities
Operating community networks
Recreating communal mythology
Creating subregional community
Developing virtual communities
Establishing small communities
Portraying communitarian sense
Building workplace communities
Improving community self image
Improving existing communities
Developing community guidelines
Designing community growth plan
Developing community leadership
Building ecological communities
Designing focal community space
Building community social fabric
Building sustainable communities
Creating community symbol system
Building therapeutic communities
Retrofitting existing settlements
Nurturing transformative community
Creating modern ethnic communities
Creating attractive community space
Creating ordered community pathways
Creating inclusive community guilds
Catalyzing community food production
Developing local conservation groups
Developing community teaching faculty
Developing shrine/community relations
Creating new modes of communal living
Generating increased community income
Creating local communications network
Forging distinctive community identity
Building effective community ownership
Creating corporate enabling structures
Providing outdoor community facilities
Creating community youth participation
Organizing comprehensive community care
Developing community leisure activities
Opening community service opportunities
Developing community tourist enterprises
Developing available community resources
Coordinating community economic ventures
Inventing relational model for community
Implementing basic community organization
Developing community operating regulations
Developing awareness of community services
Creating self-conscious community children
Cultivating skills in community responsibility
Developing socio-physical community structures
Undertaking local infrastructure development projects
Forming intentional communities
Subjects:
Communities
Construction
Development
Cooperative
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies