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Active Partners: Education and Local Development
MacIntyre, Gertrude Anne (ed.)
Discusses the crucial role of schools as mediators between national and international trends and community initiatives towards sustainable development.
The Breakdown of Nations
Kohr maintains that throughout history, people who have lived in small states are happier, more peaceful, more creative and more prosperous. He argues that virtually all our political and social probl...
Catch your dreams - utopia is possible!: While Marinaleda has its flaws, it reminds us that alternative economic models are not only possible, they already exist.
Barrington-Bush, Liam; Wilton, Jen
Amid Spain's general depression, Marinaleda - an Andalucian town sometimes dubbed the 'communist utopia' - is bucking the moribund trend with a heady mixture of direct action, community-level democrac...
Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life
Jacobs argues that virtually all economic life, no matter how geographically remote from cities, depends on cities to maintain it or change it.
Community Profit: Community Based Economic Development in Canada
Wismer, Susan; Pell, David
Pell and Wismer look at seven community owned and controlled businesses that reinvest their profits back into their local communities. Resource for community groups, co-ops, credit unions, social orga...
The contradictions and limits of localism
Can co-ops and transition towns transform the world? The author of No Local explains why local counter-institutions won’t lead to revolutionary change.
Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market
Doussard demonstrates that the decline in wages and working conditions is anything but the unavoidable result of competitive economic forces. Rather, he makes the case that service sector and other lo...
Exploring Your Neighbourhood
A guide for children to learn more about their neighbourhoods.
How People Get Power: Organizing Oppressed Communities for Action
A book about community organizing, written for organizers.
Local currency: Connexipedia Article
A currency not backed by a national government (and not necessarily legal tender), and intended to trade only in a small area. This amounts to a formalization of the barter system, a useful tool for r...
Local Exchange Trading Systems: Connexipedia Article
Local, non-profit exchange networks in which goods and services can be traded without the need for printed currency.
"Local" Goes Loco
Buying "local" has become a popular movement in American agriculture and commerce. Some corporations, however, are taking "local" a step farther.
Local Places In the Age of the Global City
Keil, Roger, Wekerle, Gerda R., Bell, David V.J. (eds.)
The contributors to Local Places look at the complex social, economic and political contexts of cities in the 1990s and suggest that cities and urbanity, while part of the problem, also need to be con...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 21, 2015: A Healthier Planet
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
With the start of the growing season in much of the Northern hemisphere, Other Voices digs up articles and resources related to urban agriculture and local food production. Urban agriculture - growing...
Perspectives on Communities: A Community Economic Development Roundtable
MacInyre, Gertrude Anne (ed.)
Essays describing various aspects of community economic development, including technology, human resources, financing and organizational structure.
A Question of Place
Boggs, Grace Lee
Global capitalism relentlessly displaces people and abandons places because it views local communities, cities, and even nations as inconveniences in the path of progress. Place-consciousness, on the ...
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
A Short History of Progress
If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered
Schumacher argues that mainstream economics is incompatible with the long-term ends of humanity.
A Third Way: Community Economic Development
Written to assist those individuals and groups interested in furthering community economic development (CED) in Ottawa. Features a directory of CED businesses in Ottawa and 3 case studies of CED busi...
The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
An account of how cooperative agricultural enterprises are revitalizing the economy of a town in Vermont.
A Zapatista 'Seminar' in Chiapas
On the outskirts of San Cristobal de las Casas, famed colonial center of the southern state of Chiapas, over a thousand people from all over Mexico and beyond are attending a weeklong seminar "Critica...
Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites
Resource for intentional Communities including ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives and other related projects.
Sources Experts & Spokespersons