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Ground Rules for Collective Creativity

In the complex business of community collaboration, any person or group has the power to derail the process. Adopting a code of conduct where everyone’s roles and responsibilities are understood and agreed on from the beginning keeps projects on track.  Read more

Manzanita Gathering Place

Every Gathering Place is special but the Manzanita Gathering Place will go down in history as our first ever project led by individuals trained in our methodology rather than led by us. Read more

Milenko Matanovic at TedX

Local visionaries came together to speak on connectivity at this independently organized TEDx event at Tacoma’s Theatre on the Square, Februrary 28, 2014.

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Shoreline’s Sunset Park
& Boeing Creek Open Space

For over three years the community of Shoreline grappled with loss and hope. In 2007, Sunset Elementary School was decommissioned. An important neighborhood gathering place for parents and children alike had suddenly closed it’s doors due to declining enrollment. Read more