“Interview with Chris Tittle, Director of Organizational Resilience at The Sustainable Economies Law Center” (SELC) by Willi Paul, PlanetShifter.com Magazine

“Meet Us at the Legal Café!”

An interview with Willi Paul of PlanetShifter.com Magazine

What is community, Chris?

I like to think of community as both place and process. There are communities of place – geographically bounded communities where people share a common connection to a particular area and the experience of living there; there are also communities of passion based on a shared identity or set of values that extend across physical borders but are nevertheless bounded by something shared.

It’s important that we nurture both types of communities and that we are very clear about how we use terms like “community” in this type of work. Part of creating community resilience is extending decision-making and autonomy so people can define their own communities by what they have, rather than what they lack. And as a dynamic process, “community” is always being created or unraveled or adapting to change. Creating tools to strengthen community as both process and place is essential for resiliency.

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One thought on ““Interview with Chris Tittle, Director of Organizational Resilience at The Sustainable Economies Law Center” (SELC) by Willi Paul, PlanetShifter.com Magazine

  1. Lovely to read you, Chris, and hear about your wonderful work! I’ve just done a short course at Schumacher on ‘Wild Economics’ – with Charles Eisenstein, Fergus Drennan ‘the forager’ and Mark Boyle ‘the moneyless man’. Wild Economics is defined here on a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/197549520432629/. I’m currently volunteering at Schumacher, as well as Transition Totnes and ‘the Network of Wellbeing’ – a new organisation based in Totnes. Greetings from Devon: keep up the good work and I look forward to more on your blog!

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