Communities in Control 2004
Revolution in Community. Why? How? NOW!Conference opened 07 Jun 2004, Melbourne
- Why a revolution is essential
- How to transform communities
- The reasons it has to be NOW
Why Business Matters: The top ingredients of real community business partnerships
People are making their feelings known. They are saying to companies "Look at it through our eyes! Add empathy to your corporate strategies. Develop a new style of leadership that blends compassion with competitiveness." In simple words, they want us to conduct our business in a way that not only meets our profit imperative, but also fulfils our broader responsibilities. And that's the bottom line.
The New Agenda: Health and wellbeing achievements when communities decide
It's not rocket science: make sure you have the right message; make sure you have the right messenger and make sure you have the right venue. In this case the message was 'Safe sex is fun, and it can save your life'. The messengers were gay men reaching out to their friends and lovers, and the venue was a party. What could be better?
Recognising why Values Matter: Individualism versus Community
What we need to see is an altruistic or co-operative individualism framed around notions of sustainable development, reflected in a deep democracy -- a form of citizenship that's reflected in the whole way we live our entire life.
Phillip Adams AO
Why We Need a Revolution Now
Many years ago Pablo Casals, the great Spanish cellist, was having his eightysomethingth birthday in Madrid, and they held a press conference for him and the dear old soul came out and was droning on the way elderly people like him and now I do about what a mess the world was. And at some point he obviously heard himself; he stopped, and then said "The situation is hopeless. We must take the next step."
Leading the Revolt - What will drive the redevelopment of our communities?
The favourite word in middle Australia at the moment is 'village'. Everybody wants to live in a village. Every retirement community is now called a village, and high-rise buildings now being called vertical villages. And that reflects a deep concern about the degeneration of community life around Australia -- a deep yearning to get back in touch with each other.