Category Archives: Resilient community

How to Bootstrap an Informal Local Economy

Today’s Resilient Community letter is from Marcus Wynne. He’s been on the road, looking at fiercely independent, rural communities across the US, to divine what makes them tick. In this dispatch, he digs into how an informal local economy gets started. It’s … Continue reading

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Design for Social Sustainability – a Framework for Creating Thriving Communities

Our starting point is that although there is widespread understanding of the physical and environmental challenges involved in creating new settlements, there is still much to be learnt about what makes some communities succeed and others fail. In this paper … Continue reading

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Nine Fine Notions from Resilient Communities

Over at the Resilient Communities blog, there is always something cool going on. Not only do they discuss problems, they also offer solutions with an eye toward sustainability and, well, resilience. Here’s a round up of nine pretty fantastic ideas … Continue reading

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Avoid Social Breakdown – Become Resilient

If you want a glimpse of the future for the US, UK, etc. all you need to do is tune into what is going on in Greece. Greece is financially bankrupt, like all Western countries.  They just happened to get … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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O conceito de “comunidade resiliente”

Em seu entorno, um jardim imita uma floresta natural com árvores, flores e diversas espécies comestíveis utilizadas pela cozinha da escola. Estudantes, voluntários e professores residentes formam uma comunidade na qual todos têm suas tarefas. É um exemplo prático de … Continue reading

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