article first published December 2016

How Relocalising Production With Not-For-Profit Business Models Helps Build Resilient and Prosperous Societies

In recent years, the idea of a ‘circular economy’ has come to the fore as a way to tackle carbon emissions and waste. …

Value Capture for the Common Good

Fan art of J.R.R. Tolkein’s Smaug from ‘The Hobbit’ by David Demaret https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Smaug_par_David_Demaret.jpg

‘Society is shifting from a production mode based on value created in a market system (through labor and capital) to one which recognizes broader value streams. These streams are experienced as ‘contributions’ to structures based on the co-construction of shared resources, also known as ‘commons’.’

https://commonstransition.org/value-commons-economy

The Rise of the Commons

All over the world…

A framework for talking about ecological limits.

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The phrase ‘limits literacy’ is useful for talking about one of the fundamentals of bringing about a post-growth world:

Do people understand and accept the concept of ecological limits?

How can we convey this to people, who typically tend to comprehend things as they manifest at the local scale?

The…

Strategic Questioning is an essential tool for any change agent, including advocates of post-growth ideas.

Fran Peavey — activist, thinker and author of a manual on Strategic Questioning — describes it as ‘the skill of asking the questions that will make a difference.’

Key features of Strategic Questions include:

A strategic question creates motion
By asking questions focussed on ‘how can we move?’, …

sharon ede

Urbanist and activist for regenerative cities www.linkedin.com/in/sharonede

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