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Bright Spots in ABCD

Our quarterly Bright Spots in ABCD series is a live, open, virtual conversation with thought leaders that are building strong neighborhoods and vibrant cities using Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) principlesPast episodes are stored HERE.

2023 Dates: April 26, June 7, Sept. 6, Dec. 6 (typically, the first Wednesday of the quarter)

Times: 12p-1p ET (US & Canada) via Zoom Webinar

Cost: Free, but registration is required. Links to sign up will be posted 1 month before.

Join the Great Lakes Urban team on Wednesday, December 6 from 12–1 pm ET. We will hear from Mark Kornelis, Community Development Coordinator for the City of Holland, Michigan, Jake Norris, Executive Director of 3Sixty and Lori Appledoorn, Neighbor-to-Neighbor Connector with 3Sixty. Our conversation will explore the Blueprint for Flourishing Neighborhoods, a unique approach to building connected, safe, and healthy neighborhoods leading to a more resilient and thriving city.

Save the Date: September 9, 2023 is Restoring Our Cities

Restoring Our Cities (ROC) is a cycling event for amateurs and cycling enthusiasts alike. The tour is organized by Great Lakes Urban and is open to the public for participation. Cyclists will be able to ride 5 to 75 mile routes. Registration is $35 to ride per individual or $25 per person for a family of 4 or more. T-shirts, snacks, and support is provided.

All proceeds will go toward equipping and deploying a growing network of Neighborhood Connectors who are building strong neighborhoods and communities.


Great Lakes Urban regularly provides introductory trainings on Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and Serving with Dignity. Demand is often greater than space allows. Register your interest with us now by leaving a message and we will put you on the list to attend our next workshop.

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