Design Patterns

Transformational leadership

Transformational leadership

George King, one of the earliest residents of Hope Meadows, helped shepherd a community process to revise neighborhood engagement policy in 2002. Photo credit: Judy Griesdieck 5A transformational leader empowers all residents of a GHC to become active partners in working to accomplish the neighborhood’s mission. Shifting the primary initiative for care and support Generations […]

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Physical design facilitates relationships

Physical design facilitates relationships

Community building and central quad area of a proposed GHC. Rendering by Stephanie Bower. Design by Mithun Architects and JSR Associates. 4In a GHC, special attention must be paid to the scale and physical design of the neighborhood so that relationships are easy to form and maintain. These relationships, across and within generations, and among

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A key focus on vulnerability

A key focus on vulnerability

1To reclaim a future and restore hope, vulnerable people need a safe, secure, inclusive environment with neighbors they know, who understand them, and who will provide support; they also need opportunities to play indispensable roles in the lives of others. Vulnerability Vulnerable people experience multiple challenges that may include substance abuse, mental illness and emotional

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