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REconomy North West – ‘The Road from Wigan Pier’

REconomy North West – ‘The Road from Wigan Pier’

Published on November 23, 2015 in Blog, Economic enablers, Leadership projects, Updates with 2 Comments

Delighted to announce the next in the REconomy series of regional events in the UK. This year we have been in Devon, Powys and now looking forward to Wigan. REconomy North West – ‘The Road from Wigan Pier’ Saturday 6 February 2016, The Pier Centre, Wigan The political idea of a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ is growing. […]

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REconomy takes off in Europe

REconomy takes off in Europe

Published on September 22, 2014 in Blog, Leadership projects with 0 Comments

In October 2013, the Transition national hubs of Belgium, Croatia, Italy, Latvia and the Netherlands joined forces with the UK’s REconomy Project to explore what REconomy might look like in each country. We formed a working group that met only online, and we all enjoyed the wonderful experience of learning about different countries and situations. […]

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Let’s focus on local prosperity, rather than UK growth

Let’s focus on local prosperity, rather than UK growth

Published on May 29, 2014 in Blog, Leadership projects with 1 Comment

This article was written by Karen Leach, company secretary and coordinator of Localise West Midlands, and Sarah Longlands, PhD student at the department of urban studies at Glasgow University and first published in New Start online magazine. REconomy & Localise West Midlands are part of a group of organisations currently figuring out ways to work […]

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Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition: Food, livelihoods and bridging race & class divides

Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition: Food, livelihoods and bridging race & class divides

Published on May 8, 2014 in Blog, Leadership projects with 4 Comments

The Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JP NET) is a Transition Initiative in a diverse urban neighborhood of Boston, MA, north-eastern USA. Orion Kriegman tells us more… “We’re dedicated to strengthening community resilience and transitioning to a new economy. From our inception, JP NET has emphasized economic or “pocketbook” issues.   One of our earliest […]

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Why mainstream community economic development? Because it works.

Why mainstream community economic development? Because it works.

Published on March 7, 2013 in Blog, Leadership projects with 4 Comments

This guest blog is from Karen Leach of Localise West Midlands, who has just completed some important research which helps grow the evidence base for community economic development. We are already referring to this work in our Economic Evaluation work. Here’s a summary of the findings and a link to the summary report.   Localise […]

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