Small cities face intricate challenges. No Straight Lines provides the basis for a refined model of community engaged leadership and research designed to realize equality of quality of life.
With particular attention to the small city of Kamloops, BC, this collection explores the impact of extended, short term, and unique leadership collaborations. It addresses local responses to homelessness, sustainability, food security, and more. It offers insight into the role of the university in the small city as a place of learning, and a contributor to positive change.
Based on active engagement, this book reveals the barriers present in addressing local needs, and the transformations that can be achieved through effective collaboration. It offers valuable insights into flexible practices that respond to the needs of community organizations and recognizes the challenges associated with resource constraints and capacity limitations. This unique collection provides new insights into the twists and turns of leadership and learning in the small city.
Table of Contents
|Half Title Page||2|
|Full Title Page||4|
|INTRODUCTION: Leadership, Learning, and Equality of Quality of Life in the Small City||10|
|1 | Promoting “Community Leadership and Learning” on Social Challenges: Government of Canada Homelessness Initiatives and the Small City of Kamloops, British Columbia||42|
|2 | “What a Difference a Shower Can Make”||80|
|3 | No Straight Lines: Using Creativity as a Method to Fight Homelessness||108|
|4 | The Kamloops Public ProduceProject: A Story of Place,Partnerships, and Proximity inan Edible Garden Setting||154|
|5 | The Kamloops Adult Learners Society: Leadership through Organic Partnerships and Knowledge Support in the Small City||184|
|6 | The Tranquille Oral History Project: Reflections on a Community-Engaged Research Initiative in Kamloops, British Columbia||214|
|7 | CONCLUSION Leadership Initiatives and Community-Engaged Research: Explorations and Critical Insightson “Leadership and Learning”in the Small City of Kamloops||236|