‘Project Hope’: rebuild local economies

Posted Posted in Biodiversity, Books and articles, Devolution, Food, Green New Deal, Health, Local economies, Low carbon, People power, Sustainability, Transition, Transport

David Fleming drew on the wisdom of Elinor Ostrom, who published ‘Governing the Commons’ in 1990. An article in the Economist records that “collaboration was her watchword. Neighbours thrived if they worked together. The best-laid communal schemes would fall apart once people began to act only as individuals, or formed elites . . . “  She asked two basic questions: how […]

International Alliance for Localization: update

Posted Posted in Co-operatives, Economy, Local economies, Localisation, Microfinance, Politics, Transition

In December 2015 this blog reported Local Futures’ 2014 launch of a cross-cultural, North-South network of thinkers, activists and NGOs – the International Alliance for Localization (IAL) – with members from over 30 countries who meet online and/or in person – a few pictured below. Localise West Midlands later became one of the member organisations. Last July’s LWM blog – […]

Plunkett Foundation forms partnership with Land Settlement Association

Posted Posted in Biodiversity, Energy, Environment, Food, Local economies, Localisation, Low carbon, Planning, Renewable energy, Social Enterprise, Transition

Horticulture smallholdings: a crucial contribution towards higher employment, a reliable, home-grown food supply and a diverse, more ecologically healthy countryside The Plunkett Foundation newsletter reports a new partnership with the Land Settlement Association Charitable Trust. Plunkett hopes to identify ‘pioneering approaches to co-operative horticulture across the UK’ to ‘share and develop further’.  Shaun Chamberlin has written about one such initiative, […]