A new UK report, commissioned by Power to Change, predicts that by the end of the next decade, community businesses will have proven that there’s a radically more inclusive, democratic way to run local economies – owning assets, sharing power, and putting people first. As
By Russ Grayson
Melbourne in spring. The weather swings from windy and cool to warm but not-quite sweat-generating. There’s the dynamism of the city centre that contrasts with the peace and quiet of the walking paths along the Yarra.
By Charles Levkoe
For almost 20 years I have been working in the field of food systems, as a researcher and as a community organizer, food producer and educator. My work has been deeply rooted in engaging closely with communities as partners in the conception, design and implementation of research that meets peoples’ needs.
by Jussi Pasanen.
I recently joined the New Economy Network Australia conference for three days here in Melbourne. It was fantastic. I’ll cover some of my reflections and highlights from the conference below…
The book Housing for Degrowth is the focus of 26 events in a European train tour of 11 countries from 26 October to 4 December. Co-editors Anitra Nelson and François Schneider will talk to students, degrowth activists, fellow academics — indeed anyone and everyone interested in housing and urban (de)growth in a range of cities.
New Release! Degrowth in the Suburbs: A Radical Urban Imaginary, by Sam Alexander and Brendan Gleeson.
This book addresses a central dilemma of the urban age: how to make suburban landscapes sustainable in the face of planetary ecological crisis. The authors argue that degrowth, a planned contraction of overgrown economies, is the most coherent paradigm for suburban renewal.
On September 29th, David Bollier—the Schumacher Center’s Reinventing the Commons Program Director—delivered a talk at The Land Institute’s annual Prairie Festival in Salina, Kansas, titled “The Insurgent Power of the Commons in the War Against the Imagination.”
Story by Russ Grayson
HERE’S THE QUESTION: can we build a new economy, a better economy that is different to that dominated by the profit-seeking private sector or the bureaucratic government sector?