2014년 9월 2일 화요일

[발췌: David Motzenbecker's] An Infusion of Commons Thinking Can Transform the Future of Our Communities

출처: David Motzenbecker (2012). An Infusion of Commons Thinking Can Transform the Future of Our Communities. On The Commons, July 13, 2012.

Ideas and practices inspired by the commons are giving rise to a new commons movement. So it follows that an appreciation of the commons can also foster a fresh perspective on how we undertake organizing efforts and exercise leadership for social change in many arenas.


At OTC, we refer to to people engaging with groups and communities to create and another sense of what’s possible for the future as animateurs—which means, in essence, breathing life into a situation.


To highlight this role, we are featuring a series of articles about animateurs and their work. We begin with David Motzenbecker, president of the Planning Commission in Minneapolis who along with some of the city’s neighborhood groups and design professionals is exploring how to make the planning process that shapes the future of our communities more co-creative and therefore more commons-based.

※ 발췌 (excerpts):

It began with a simple enough thought: “There aren’t nearly enough people here.”


On a fall afternoon in 2007, I was attending a public meeting held by the Minneapolis Planning Department to garner citizens’ input on their latest revision to the City’s Comprehensive Plan – The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth. As President of the City Planning Commission, my charge is to steward the vision for the growth of the city as outlined in its comprehensive plan. ( ... ... )

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