Revitalizing PLACE through Social Enterprise
Published by: Memorial University Press
Imprint: ISER Books
Sales Date: 2023-12-13
Available: December 2023
Imprint: ISER Books
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
6.00 x 9.00 x 0.50 in
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Around the world, rural and urban communities alike face growing socio-economic and environmental challenges. Confronted with mounting threats of climate change, food insecurity, resource depletion, and inequality, local leaders are increasingly leveraging place-based social enterprises to reimagine and reshape the future. This volume introduces the PLACE Framework as a novel approach for exploring how such enterprises tackle challenges and work to revitalize their places. Born out of engaged research in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, the PLACE Framework offers principles and lessons for community development, highlighting the importance of Promoting community leaders; Linking divergent perspectives; Amplifying local capacities and assets; Conveying compelling stories; and Engaging both/and thinking.
Collaboratively written by academics and practitioners, this volume offers case studies of place-based social enterprises in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, drawing on the lived experience of social entrepreneurs and community leaders to show the diverse ways the PLACE Framework can be applied to help create more sustainable futures.
Foreword by Rob Greenwood
Introduction Natalie Slawinski, Brennan Lowery, Ario Seto, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Kelly Vodden
Part I: Case Studies from Newfoundland and Labrador
The Genesis of the PLACE Framework: Lessons from Shorefast on Community Economic Revitalization Natalie Slawinski, Jennifer Charles, Alan Cobb, Zita Cobb, Susan Cull, Diane Hodgins, Amy Rowsell, Wendy K. Smith, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Blair Winsor
Promoting an Inclusive Group of Community Leaders: A Case Study of the Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Heritage Corporation Brennan Lowery, Joan Cranston, and Jennifer Charles
Linking Divergent Perspectives and Stakeholders: A Case Study of St. Anthony Basin Resources Incorporated Brennan Lowery, Sam Elliot, Sara Langer, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Kelly Vodden
Amplifying Local Capacities and Assets: Findings from Placentia West and Bonavista Ario Seto and Elizabeth Murphy
Conveying Compelling Stories: The Revitalization of Battle Harbour Mark C.J. Stoddart and Gordon Slade
Engaging Both/And Thinking: A Case Study of Fishing for Success Jennifer Brenton and Kimberly Orren
Part II: Case Studies Beyond Newfoundland and Labrador
Place-Based Pursuit of Economic Self-Determination by the Toquaht Nation in Canada Matthew Murphy, Johnny Mack, Lorenzo Magzul, Astrid Pérez Piñan, Cloy-e-iis Judith Sayers, and Hadley Friedland
Revitalizing an Urban Core: The Case of TulsaNow Rebecca J. Franklin and Jamie Jamieson
From Welfare to Work: Marsh Farm Outreach and the “Organization Workshop” in Luton, United Kingdom Michelle Darlington, Glenn Jenkins, and Neil Stott
Stories of an Evolving Social Enterprise Ecosystem: The Experience of Waterford, Ireland Felicity Kelliher, Senan Cooke, Sinead O’Higgins, Nicola Kent, and Liz Riches
Epilogue Natalie Slawinski, Ario Seto, Mark C.J. Stoddart, Brennan Lowery, and Kelly Vodden
This one-of-a-kind edited volume transports the readerSophie Bacq, IMB Business School, Sophie Bacq, IMB Business School
across contexts, disciplines, and the five key principles of what PLACE
represents in the pursuit of more resilient and vibrant communities.
Amazing! The compelling community storiesDavid LePage, Buy Social Canada, David LePage, Buy Social Canada
make an engaging read for everyone - highly recommend!
The PLACE Framework is for anyone who isLaurie Brinklow, University of Prince Edward Island, Laurie Brinklow, University of Prince Edward Island
compelled to transform their place through bottom-up strategies to create
This kind of community-engagedAndrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan, Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan
research is vital. This book should stand as a model for others who
want to make a difference in this world of ours.
An insightful journey exploring how socialDavid Miller, C40 Centre for City Climate Policy and Economy, David Miller, C40 Centre for City Climate Policy and Economy
enterprise can build community. Wssential - and
enjoyable - reading.
This scholastic gem radiates with the fervor ofIsrar Qureshi, Australian National University, Israr Qureshi, Australian National University
academic excellence and grassroots empowerment.
A must-read for practitioners of communityEmilie de Rosenroll, South Island Prosperity Partnership, Emilie de Rosenroll, South Island Prosperity Partnership
economic development, or anyone interested in revitalizing their community
through social entrepreneurship.
A source of compellingTom Lumpkin, University of Oklahoma, Tom Lumpkin, University of Oklahoma
stories and important insights. I highly recommend it.
A significantDavid J.A. Douglas, University of Guelph, David J.A. Douglas, University of Guelph
achievement and contribution.
A tangible examination of rural communitySarah-Patricia Breen, Selkirk College, Sarah-Patricia Breen, Selkirk College
development. The case studies offer valuable and practical lessons, while
underscoring the importance and uniqueness of place.
This is practical, creative and compassionate workStephen Huddart, Gustavson School of Business, Stephen Huddart, Gustavson School of Business
that holds great promise for us all in these troubled times.
This workChelsey MacNeil, Common Good Solutions, Chelsey MacNeil, Common Good Solutions
serves as a demonstration of the complexity of community work, particularly in
rural and remote communities, and centers us in generative and regenerative
ways of working together.
[This volume] contributesAna Maria Peredo,University of Ottawa, Ana Maria Peredo,University of Ottawa
to making visible the incredible ingenuity, efforts, and persistence of local
communities in addressing multiple crises and working towards a sustainable
Every chapter offers gems on how place-based social enterprises support andHelen Haugh, Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, Helen Haugh, Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation
enhance economic, social, environmental and cultural development, wellness and