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L'intelligence collective à la rescousse du développement des communautés territoriales

Abstract : Knowing a territorial community is always a complex and multi-faceted process, because that territory is living, like an ecosystem. The community therefore cannot be understood and explained by any one field of knowledge, or by any one individual or process. It cannot be better understood than by those who know it and who live in it. That being said, support organizations who help it develop struggle to understand and explain it based on data, processes, and calculations (often because they lack the necessary liaisons). The health of this ecosystem must be diagnosed and understood in such a way that the community and supporting organizations will be mobilized and take responsibility for appropriate development. This is what the Community Scorecard experiment in Abitibi Témiscamingue tried to do using a seven-step process: preparation, assessment, development potential, local base, worrisome situations, potential courses of action and action plan, and follow-up and evaluation. To do this, a group of "territorial experts" did the following: * Defined the territorial limits of each community in the region, * Identified gauges to characterize a community, and * Proposed one community per MRC territory to undergo a Community Scorecard process. A discussion group (15 to 20 people) from the pilot community did the following: * Worked together to describe their knowledge of the community, * Identified the worrisome situations, * Proposed courses of action to help resolve these situations, and * Invited citizens to participate. The originality of the project is in the way it develops knowledge and intervention plans by the process of assessment-appropriation-validation.
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Gaston Gadoury, Ghislain Beaulé, Geneviève Tremblay. L'intelligence collective à la rescousse du développement des communautés territoriales. 1ère Conférence Intercontinentale d'Intelligence Territoriale "Interdisciplinarité dans l'aménagement et développement des territoires", Oct 2011, Gatineau, Canada. pp.12. ⟨halshs-00960980⟩

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