Posts byJocasta Boone

Feeling the Pulse of Public Streets

Community comes alive at first “open streets” event

This past Saturday thousands of citizens made their way downtown to experience the heart of their city from a different perspective — the middle of the street. Peterborough held its first open streets event: Peterborough Pulse.
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Two Councillors Host a New Kind of Conversation

This year City Hall announced its commitment to increasing community engagement and set aside $500 in the 2015 budget for each ward, for a total of $2500, to host community meetings. In Ashburnham Ward, councillors Gary Baldwin and Keith Riel decided to do things differently, and on Wednesday May 27 they hosted ‘Listening to the People’ at St Luke’s Church.
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The Adventure of Birthing a New Concept

The roller coaster journey of creating a new model for community development.

You have a feeling that change is in the air — that people are looking for something new, that they want to be able to connect and contribute in a meaningful way. And so it starts with an idea, based on a belief that things can be done differently, that we can engage in a new way.
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Meant To Be

On a cold winter’s day about 3 months ago, not feeling much like working, I drifted onto Twitter looking to get lost. Sixty minutes later, after a few karmic clicks, I found myself sitting with bunch of strangers at the Axiom News offices, participating in something called the Peterborough Dialogues.
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