What is a Paper Road? In New Zealand, it’s a common term for a legal road that may exist only on paper. These roads are typically not fully developed but are well known as walking and biking routes for locals. One industrious group of New Zealanders saw Paper Roads as a perfect opportunity for placemaking. Read more
Guest Post by Allison Nkwocha
How did Milton-Freewater accomplish a 2000% improvement in volunteer participation?
Participation in Milton-Freewater’s annual “Make a Difference Day” went from an average of 35 volunteers to more than 700 after the 2015 Pomegranate Center community-build of the town’s gathering place. Read more
by Ally Nkwocha
Before Glass Artist, Jeweler, and Sculptor Vicki Leon moved into San Diego’s Azalea Park neighborhood, her realtor said “You’re gonna be involved in this community.” Now, 18 years later, after founding the Azalea Park Mosaic League, Vicki is using her experience to inspire community members to lead local public art projects. Read more
The “green built” Issaquah Highlands has won multiple awards and stands as a successful example of an urban village that emphasizes walkability, sustainability, economic vitality and community. Twenty-plus years ago, well before the first foundation was poured, Pomegranate Center and the developer, Port Blakely Communities, forged a unique and somewhat controversial relationship Read more
Without a doubt, 2015 has been one of Pomegranate Center’s most productive and interesting years. From traveling and training others in the art of community engagement in New Zealand last winter to teaching collaborative community engagement techniques to leaders at King County Parks & Rec right in our back yard, our work has been focused Read more