This page hosts some writings by Rancho Cordova residents that reflect some aspects of community building. If you are a resident within city limits and you have something you’ve written and would like to submit it for consideration for posting, please contact us. We have also included some helpful community resources to encourage us in our pursuit to strengthen our neighborhoods.
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Writings by Rancho Cordova Residents:
- Broken Window Theory (pdf) by Gary
- Broken Window Theory Part II: Graffiti (pdf) by Gary
- Community Building 101 (pdf) by Ryan Lundquist
Community Building Resources:
- 150 Things You Can do to Build Social Capital (from Robert Putnam’s website)
- The Citizen’s Handbook: A Guide to a Better Community (an amazing guide)
- The Community Toolbox (over 7,000 pages of great stuff on this website)
- NPR Interview with author of “Bowling Alone”, Robert Putnam
- Public Conversations Project (good stuff for resolving conflicts)