International Synergy

Scotland - Photo:Bryan Hains


Residents of urban neighborhoods, both international and domestic, are frequently affected by community transitions associated with external economic and social development. This development often evokes intense emotions for all involved as there are limited outlets for community education and communication.


In an attempt to glean a more holistic understanding of this phenomenon,  community leaders and residents, public officials and university faculty and students participated in an international exchange. Steeped in theories associated with power, culture and educational development, participants explored social and cultural gaps between community decision makers and community members within domestic (Lexington, KY.) and international (Glasgow, Scotland) urban neighborhoods under transition.