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Bridge Building as a Basic Operating Principle



Senior Landecker Fellow Maia Ferdman and Graham Bodie co-authored an article about the LA Bridge Builders Collective. In May 2023, the article was published in the the National Civic League’s National Civic Review, and soon will be available on JSTOR as well.

What would it look like to adopt facilitated dialogue, transformational mediation, and other forms of conflict resolution and bridge building as a core operating principle of the way Los Angeles does its business?,” the authors introduce their piece.

In the article, they share how effective bridge building practices have the potential to reshape our civic and communal spheres – and how to harness the power of bridge building through collective impact.

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Maia is one of thirty 2021-2022 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.