Category Archives: Local

Global Cooperation depends on the strength of Local Connections

The story of humanity is one of extraordinary cooperation but also terrible conflict. We come together to build cities, civilizations, and cultures, but we also destroy these through violence against each other and degradation of our environment. Given that human … Continue reading

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Local Forces for Good

The authors of the influential book Forces for Good examine how their framework for creating high-impact nonprofits applies to local and smaller organizations. Of the more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States, the vast majority are local groups … Continue reading

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Local Economies for a Global Future

This article is about a simple, singular idea, yet the significance of the idea to modern society is profound and far-reaching. Here it is: In the near future anything heavy will become intensely local while at the same time the … Continue reading

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Counties with thriving locally-owned small businesses have healthier residents

Counties and parishes with a greater concentration of small, locally-owned businesses have healthier populations — with lower rates of mortality, obesity and diabetes — than do those that rely on large companies with “absentee” owners, according to a national study … Continue reading

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Village Towns

A VillageTown is both a place to live and a place to create. Land, plazas and buildings … form the VillageTown with a walkable urban core and walk-to industrial park, all surrounded by Nature. At the heart of each village … Continue reading

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Mass Localism – A way to help small communities solve big social challenges

Policymakers increasingly recognise that many of the solutions to major social challenges – from tackling climate change to improving public health – need to be much more local. Local solutions are frequently very effective, as they reflect the needs of … Continue reading

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A Main Street Fix for Wall Street’s Failure

Locally Owned Businesses as the Real Engines of Job Creation. We propose a seven-part program to advance this power shift: Redefine our economic priorities by replacing financial indicators with real-wealth indicators as the basis for evaluating economic performance. Restructure the … Continue reading

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EcoRedes catalanas: Modelos de economía libre, regional y ciudadana

Leer Las EcoRedes de Cataluña son un nuevo modelo de economía social y regional. Se trata de sistemas monetarios basados en la solidaridad, la cooperación y la soberanía económica regional, construidos por ciudadanos que crean una moneda alternativa. Se trata … Continue reading

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Podemos vivir sin capitalismo

Parte 2 – Parte 3 – Parte 4 – Parte 5 – Parte 6

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Cidades digitais no Paraná

Ver Sinal gratuito da internet desenvolve a pessoa e a localidade. A Rede de Participação Política, iniciativa apartidária da FIEP, fomenta o movimento Cidades Digitais no Paraná. Existem pelo menos 13 municípios no Estado onde o poder público investiu em … Continue reading

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