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Communities cannot afford to wait for cash-strapped governments to address inequality and climate change. But how can they afford to take action themselves?
Keith Harrison-Broninski argues that cities, towns, neighbourhoods and villages can and must become supercommunities - ecosystems able to sustain their natural, human and industrial capitals. A supercommunity evolves from within to meet new challenges in times of crisis. It removes friction from collaboration so that local people become stakeholders and local organisations work together effectively. Powered by social trading, a supercommunity leverages progressive economic ideas and digital tools for local wellness.
In this event, Keith will discuss these ideas, how they are leading to the "Internet of Communities" initiative, and how Fellows can get involved. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and join in the conversation. Everyone is welcome, Fellows and non-Fellows.
Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, describes Keith’s book, Supercommunities, as "a fascinating, eclectic and powerful call for us to rebuild society from the bottom up ... ranging from ancient history to economics to psychology to public policy, Supercommunities is both authoritative and highly readable. It puts our current challenges in context, shows why change is necessary and provides a trove of practical ideas for change makers."
More info: www.supercommunities.info
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