Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: White (elite) saviors fail most of the time

cross posted from Wiseeconomy.com. I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. …

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Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Cultivate native economic species

Cross posted from Wiseeconomy.com I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. …

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Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Human communities are human ecosystems. 

Cross posted from Wiseeconomy.com I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. …

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Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: It’s not about buildings or spaces or economics. It’s about people.

Cross posted from Wiseeconomy.com. I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. …

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Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: Fusion Economy vs. Industrial economy

**Cross posted from Wiseeconomy.com I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this winter. …

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Story Time: Help share The Local Economy Revolution at SXSW 2016

The international tech mega-conference South By Southwest Interactive has been showing more and more interest in remaking local government in recent years.  But even though conference organizers pretty clearly want to talk about it, they seem to get only a few submissions for panels or presentations on those topics. As you might guess if you've …

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How to Do Public Meetings That Aren’t Miserable — and Actually Make Your Community Better

The International Economic Development Council’s ED Now ran anarticle last week that I wrote to explain why economic development people should be thinking about how to do public engagement more effectively — and why the ways we’ve been taught (or not taught) to “engage” the public so often end in anger and misery — for the public, and for …

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