Inspiring Communities to Reclaim Their Identities and Destinies

Story of Placeā„¢ is a regenerative approach to sustainable community development that grows a community's capacity to discover, share, and live out the story of a place that's uniquely its own--

  • stimulating developmental economies uniquely appropriate to and nourished by their place
  • growing community creativity and resilience through self-organizing learning networks, citizen leaders and elegant solutions grown from place
  • reweaving nature and culture, integrating human aspirations with the evolution of natural systems
  • awakening a deep sense of connection and caring to inspire collaborative change

Having your sensitive input from both the human and natural community not only inspires us all; it protects us from potential disaster. I think of you guys as guardian angels for goodness in development.

— David Butterfield, President, Trust for Sustainable Development, Victoria, BC