Rapid setup of Intentional Communities

The village of Washbourne, near Retford. The IC community (IC stands for Intentional Community) on the outskirts of the village of Washbourne, near Retford, is throwing a party. They are celebrating their move into a groundbreaking housing project, part of the municipality’s transition to sustainable living. And they are happy. ”Finally, I have found somewhere I can live with a good conscience about my effect on the earth, in wonderful surroundings and with great neighbours. I never thought it would be possible,” says villager Grant Beakham.

Councilor John Wales comes up to explain the background: “The council realised back in 2008 that we should be promoting the development of social capital – like supportive neighbourhoods and cooperatives – as the financial system headed towards breakdown. A lot of people were in danger of losing their jobs as local factories started closing. At the same time there started to be a lack of goods in the stores. We realized people wanted a more resilient, local, sustainable economy, but they needed help in getting it all started.”

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About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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