In the face of “federal gridlock, economic stagnation and fiscal turmoil,” cities and metropolitan areas across the country are tackling the pressing problems that Washington won’t, says Jennifer Bradley, a fellow at the Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program.
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The Gift Circle, as founded by Alpha Lo and spread by Charles Eisenstein, is a group facilitation format that holds great possibility as a way to match resources with needs, create community and inspire gratitude and generosity.
Streetbank, as its founders put it, "puts you in touch with your community, bringing neighbourboods closer and making the world a bit nicer".
While the runways of the world's top fashion cities shine with glamour of the latest trends, Peers members are coming together in their homes for clothing swaps that demonstrate a different trend in action - the sharing economy.
In the spirit of the #SharingSpring, Sharing Cities Network and Get2Gether communities (with the Center For A New American Dream) are hosting local ShareFests in cities around the world. Focused on the transformational experience of sharing, these events will be co-created by sharing …
No longer just places to get a drill when you need one, tool libraries are neighborhood hubs offering classes, community building spaces, workshops and a variety of tools ranging from belt sanders to lawnmowers and more.
What’s exciting to me is that this new approach challenges the way we usually do business, even in the non-profit world.
Can the sharing economy movement address the root causes of the world’s converging crises?
The system is clearly broken and the game needs to be changed: We need a new blueprint for the economy and a new infrastructure and culture to support it.
I just wanted to bake some cookies. And then things got a little crazy.