- Communities of Place are defined by geographic location and boundaries, it is the location that brings people together; ie Enderley, Melville, Rototuna, etc.
- Communities of Identity are brought together by common affiliations or experience, often related to a specific personal feature; ie ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, etc.
- Communities of Interest are brought together by a shared interest, and draw attention to a common problem or interest, and seek solutions to bring about change; ie Climate Change, Sustainable Transport, Creativity, etc.
- shared local visions or goals drive action and change
- use existing strengths and assets
- many people, groups and sectors working together
- building diverse and collaborative local leadership
- adaptable planning and action informed by outcomes.
- Inclusive community engagement takes place with our diverse communities of place, identity and interest.
- Community capacity is built through responsive service that tangibly improves local wellbeing.
- Our public places and spaces are more activated.
For more information on the Community and Social Development Team, please contact Community and Social Development Manager Andy Mannering – email@example.com
Meet the team
The team (left to right) front row: Sandra, Viknesh, Judy, Andy, Jovi; Second row: Dujon, Daynah, Ben, Ani; Top row: Ioana, Gary, Mareta
The Community and Social Development Team comprises 13 staff, assigned to a range of different work programmes and portfolios across the city.