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Healing the metabolic rift: an interview with John Thackara

By on December 14, 2017

With the publication of his new book How To Thrive in the Next Economy, I interviewed John Thackara about the inspiring seed projects who are presenting an alternative to our current system, ugly green buzzwords and how to heal the ‘metabolic rift’ (one of them) between our ourselves and ecology. Jonny Gordon-Farleigh: Your new book, How... Continue reading

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‘Cosmo-Localization’: can thinking globally and producing locally really save our planet?

By on December 14, 2017

Fablabs, makerspaces, emerging global knowledge commons… These are but some of the outcomes of a growing movement that champions globally-sourced designs for local economic activity. Its core idea is simple: local ownership of the means to produce basic manufactures and services can change our economic paradigm, making our cities self-sufficient and help the planet. Sharon... Continue reading

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George Monbiot on the Commons

By on December 13, 2017

George Monbiot, a columnist for the British newspaper and website The Guardian, may be the most prominent champion of the commons that I’ve discovered in mainstream journalism today.  He has long been a compelling, out-of-the-box thinker on all sorts of economic and environmental issues.  Now he is introducing the commons to his large readership and... Continue reading

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Stad in de Maak – from crisis to a shared ownership model

By on December 13, 2017

Stad in de Maak is an association set up to take on the redevelopment of vacant properties in Central Rotterdam, together with the local community. The association renovated six buildings, investing upfront the amount of loss the buildings were projected to generate for their owner, a housing corporation, in the coming 10 years. Stad in de... Continue reading

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Holo: Take Back the Internet – Shared P2P Hosting

By on December 12, 2017

Holo is helping to grow a more human Internet — where you control your personal data and choose how your applications work. With Holo, you share your computer’s spare capacity to help others connect to peer-to-peer apps. When people use the apps you host, you can get rewarded in cryptocurrency by the app’s creators. Connect... Continue reading

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