Building Smart Communities through Network Weaving
by Valdis Krebs and June Holley
From the text:
"Communities are built on connections. Better connections usually
provide better opportunities. But, what are better connections, and how do
they lead to more effective and productive communities? How do we build
connected communities that create, and take advantage of, opportunities
in their region or marketplace? How does success emerge from the
complex interactions within communities?
This paper investigates building sustainable communities through improving
their connectivity – internally and externally – using network ties to create economic opportunities. Improved connectivity is created through an iterative process of knowing the network and knitting the network.