Back in the 1970s, community development was, in today’s terms, a ‘growth industry’. It was the manifestation of a huge swell of energy that had been building up over many decades.
With the winds and waves of social change that moved around the world in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, it had begun to take shape and form. By the mid ‘70s. It was an idea whose time had come!
The aim of Riding the Waves of Community Development – Second Edition is to encourage individuals and organisations to reflect and acknowledge that waves of change can bring both positive and negative results – ranging from gentle waves through to the dreaded tsunami! There are also light waves, sound waves and waving of our hands.