Residents Use Board Game to Build Community
Jones, Alice, Nation's Cities Weekly
At a time when a 30 percent turn-out at the polls for a primary election starts to look good, and pundits mumble about the future of American democracy, residents of Marlborough, Mass., found a new way to initiate meaningful political discourse and take an active role in the governance of their community. Through an innovative community assessment technique using a board game, people in this community of 32,000 residents 25 miles west of Boston helped local officials assess their city's needs and chart its future.
Marlborough's unique community forum climaxed a month-long assessment involving representatives from thirteen different sectors of the community. Amid the colorful trappings of a political convention, groups representing all. segments of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Residents Use Board Game to Build Community. Contributors: Jones, Alice - Author. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 19. Issue: 16 Publication date: April 22, 1996. Page number: 3. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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