Scaling Up

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September 4 – 23, 2016 Monte Ginezzo, Tuscany, ItalyLocated outside the Etruscan hill town of Cortona in Tuscany, the Synergia Summer Institute for Commonwealth Transition offers an intensive program...
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Click here to buy your copy of The Resilience Imperative: Co-operative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy! Price: $26.95. (For a synopsis of the contents, download the flyer from the blue box at...
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Affordable housing is a huge and complex problem in Canada, and one that we have manifestly failed to solve over the last 20 years. In fact, since the retreat of the federal government from the...
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When corporate capitalism fails to deliver, what can? Argentina offers a dramatic test case that bears comparison with the transitions that are happening in Canada and other parts of the world. ...
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In his recent book Humanizing the Economy (New Society, 2010), John Restakis notes the discredit into which free-market capitalism is once again falling, and explains how co-operatives could emerge...
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Like it or not, the future of community economic development turns on evaluations of our organizations and initiatives. If they "achieve change" by someone's definition, they work; if they don't...
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Unlike employment or resource development, housing or energy, when it comes to the food sector practitioners of community economic development and social economy seem bent on scaling down, not up. We...
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No "magic bullet" is going to reverse the decline in Canada's food security. Effective action requires that we address multiple factors, including food supply, food access, and policy change at...
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Peak Oil and climate change impose on us unprecedented demands for thoughtful, energetic, and broad-based societal action. Will the concepts we commonly use to guide and explain initiatives in social...
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Practitioners of CED and social enterprise know how to scale up their innovations, away from the margins and into the mainstream of Canadian life. What they may not know is that, to achieve scale,...