Informed and engaged communities are central to a healthy democratic society, and local government has a critical role to play. Engaged communities have high levels of community knowledge, cultural vibrancy, and civic participation. Given their importance, local government should be striving to foster engaged communities. This report explores dimensions that make communities engaged, looking within and beyond traditional definitions of community and community engagement frameworks.


Creator | Kaihanga
Amanda Reid
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
BERL and The Helen Clark Foundation
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution CC BY
Keywords | Kupu
community-led development, community of identity, community of place, community of interest
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
This Research has
been written outside an academic institution
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Reid, A., & Schulze, H. (2019). Engaged communities – how community-led development can increase civic participation. BERL and The Helen Clark Foundation: New Zealand.

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