What is the Tent Cities Toolkit?
What is important in our plan to end homelessness is to recognize that valuable and effective solutions can come from the bottom up - from the people most directly affected by the problem - people who have and are currently experiencing homelessness.
Tent cities are often perceived as unsafe, unsanitary, and unsightly, and a symptom of the problem of homelessness rather than a part of the solution. However, modern tent cities like the 10-year-old Dignity Village in Portland Oregon have become a model of success in building socially and environmentally sustainable villages with the goal of providing humane, dignified, and democratic shelter.
The Tent Cities Toolkit is an interactive video-enhanced multimedia tool that uses the visionary example of Dignity Village in Portland, Oregon as a case study to explore the ways in which democratically governed micro-housing communities, like Dignity Village, can be a part of the plan to end homelessness.
Developed through a unique collaborative partnership between Dignity Village and Kwamba Productions, the Tent Cities Toolkit is designed to inspire innovative thinking and action that will lead to more democratic and humane methods of solving complex social problems.
The Tent Cities Toolkit is a great tool for community organizers, students and professors in a wide range of disciplines (e.g., sociology, urban studies, psychology, anthropology, economics, and more), and government officials.
Retail price: $49.99 ● Purchase
**Half of the proceeds from sales of this non-profit project go to Dignity Village, Inc.**
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Watch a sample video clip from the Tent Cities Toolkit.
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