Herefordshire Economic Evaluation – reports now available

Published on April 29, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 4 Comments
Herefordshire Economic Evaluation – reports now available

If you have been following the Economic Evaluation work (called the Local Economic Blueprint in Totnes and TEEconomy in Herefordshire), then you will know we have been piloting the process in 3 areas: Totnes in South Devon representing a market town; Brixton in London, representing an inner city area; and Herefordshire as a rural county. […]

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Reconomy Project update, March & April 2013

Published on April 27, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 0 Comments
Reconomy Project update, March & April 2013

This is a monthly or bi-monthly update with important project news. This might at some stage morph into a newsletter, but for now this is also featured in the monthly round-up over on Transition Culture, and also in the Transition Newsletter.   Economic Evaluation reports emerge into the light! In March we were delighted to […]

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The inspiring response of a place when told it probably won’t exist in 20 years

Published on April 24, 2013 in Blog with 2 Comments
The inspiring response of a place when told it probably won’t exist in 20 years

This is a guest post from Filipa Pimentel, the Transition Network national hubs co-ordinator and she’s from Portugal. This is based on an email that she recently sent, and which I found moving and inspiring – so Filipa kindly agreed to share it with you…   Hi all, I am going through a very intense […]

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The amazing story of community currencies in Brazil: Interview

Published on April 19, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 7 Comments
The amazing story of community currencies in Brazil: Interview

When it comes to the great global transition to a better world some places are completely fascinating to observe. For example, Bhutan and its policies of Gross National Happiness or Germany and their spread of community renewables. Brazil’s story of community banks and currencies is also absolutely fascinating. This article is linked to another article titled The […]

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The new economy in Brazil: Through the eyes of a REconomist

Published on April 19, 2013 in Blog, Energy, Finance, Food, Manufacturing with 5 Comments
The new economy in Brazil: Through the eyes of a REconomist

I was very excited to be returning to Sao Paulo, Brazil and exploring it from a REconomy perspective. I lived there for 7 years during the 90’s and I know that pretty much anything is possible within the Brazilian economy.   For example, do you think that what happened in Cyprus was extreme? That’s child’s play! […]

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The potential of the co-operative business model

Published on April 6, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment
The potential of the co-operative business model

We’d like to thank Kate Whittle from Cooperantics for this guest post responding to my TEDx talk (The unstoppable rise of the collaborative economy) and exploring further one of the key facets, which is the potential of the co-operative business model. Here’s the talk just in case you haven’t seen it.   Shane Hughes TEDx […]

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Are social enterprises doing enough…. good?

Published on April 3, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 15 Comments
Are social enterprises doing enough…. good?

Or do we need to embrace their good work and, for those of us so inclined, push the envelope further towards a new orientation? Social enterprise is the new buzzword – and many are flocking towards it for the associations it produces. At REconomy, we’re interested in potentially raising the bar…. So, we’re experimenting with […]

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Totnes Local Economic Blueprint launched today

Published on March 28, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 2 Comments
Totnes Local Economic Blueprint launched today

This post by Rob Hopkins is replicated on Transition Culture and the Transition Network website.   Today sees the publication of what may well turn out to be one of the most important documents yet produced by a Transition initiative. Over the next few weeks we will be returning to it, to hear a range […]

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Transition Lab – preparing the next generation of REconomists?

Published on March 20, 2013 in Blog, Education with 0 Comments
Transition Lab – preparing the next generation of REconomists?

This is a guest blog post from Russell Evans of Transition Lab, based in Montrose, Colorado, USA. They are doing a wonderful experiment with  young people that incorporates the gift economy, enterprise and resilience building as he explains below…   Most of us would love to experiment with, develop, and launch new businesses that will […]

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Why mainstream community economic development? Because it works.

Published on March 7, 2013 in Blog, Leadership projects with 4 Comments
Why mainstream community economic development? Because it works.

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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