i4 is about crafting creative, democratic, and sustainable economies in this century of unprecedented challenge. Climate change, environmental degradation, and the disappearance of cheap fossil fuels throw into doubt most of the assumptions on which our communities are built. i4 reports how people here in Canada and around the world are rising to that challenge: how we are Inspiring, Innovating, Inciting, and Inventing ways of life and work that permit both humanity and the planet to thrive.
Think of i4 as a collective network of experience, analysis, and critical reflection. Every 2-3 weeks, it supplies you with Feature Articles by people engaged in strengthening community resilience and transforming local and regional economies: social entrepreneurs, researchers, policy-makers, activists, municipal and regional officials, business owners, managers, planners, thinkers, organizers. Just as CCCR's magazine Making Waves did (1990-2010), they’ll give you the straight goods, in French or in English: what’s happening, what’s working, what isn’t, why – and what’s next.
In addition, i4 publishes brief news stories or Gateways to help you connect quickly with the Feature Articles and other valuable resources on the same topic. Our ebulletin, Insight, will alert you to these and other important developments in community transition and resilience.