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Community Vitality

What makes a difference between a community that is merely surviving and a community that is thriving?


 
 

Vitality is the difference between a community thriving, rather than merely surviving. What makes a community thrive? Previous research reveals that communities face an array of social, ecological, and economic challenges. Their response to these challenges is mixed: while some communities struggle to survive, others thrive. Understanding community vitality, why some communities are resilient, adaptive and innovative in the face of change and others are not, is a pressing question for all of us. 

 
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