The Tufts New Economy Group (led by Practical Visionaries Workshop students) is hosting an all-day summit on April 13. Register now! Cultivating a New Food Economy: Putting People and Planet First April 13th, 2013 8:30am – 4:30pm Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the barrage of negativity surrounding our food systems? Daily we are madeContinue reading April 13 Cultivating a New Food Economy: Putting People and Planet First
The word “transformation” is on the tips of many tongues these days, especially for those wanting an economy that works for all our communities. The next Practical Visionaries Forum will feature two transformative economic strategies designed for cities that have been left behind and hardest hit by the economic crisis. MIT’s Phil Thompson will talkContinue reading Practical Visionaries Forum March 14: Transformative Economic Development
Now Recruiting for Practical Visionaries Workshop: Spring 2013 Popular Education for Building a New Community Economy Launched in spring 2011, the Practical Visionaries Workshop (PVW) brings together Tufts Department of Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) and community partners in Greater Boston to share, learn and develop strategies for “justainable” (just and sustainable) cities.Continue reading Recruiting for Spring 2013 Practical Visionaries Workshop
The Practical Visionaries Workshop partners are launching the Practical Visionaries Forum Tuesday, November 27, 2012. This Forum is a place where our partners and our broader constituencies can share with and learn from each other. Details below: Real Economic Development: Beyond Walmart Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 6-8pm @ Alternatives for Community & Environment 2181 WashingtonContinue reading Practical Visionaries Forum Nov 27: Real Economic Development – Beyond Walmart
The Tufts UEP Intercultural Practice Group is hosting a Fall symposium on Friday November 2, 2012. The theme is Political Space – Intercultural Intersections in Politics and the Economy. I’ll be opening the symposium, helping to make the connections between culture and economy and introducing solidarity economy concepts. For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/tuftsicp/events/politicalspace.
Participatory budgeting is starting to catch on here in the US. It has been developed in practice in other countries, most notably Brazil, and is seen as part of a solidarity economy. It is essentially a process for direct community control over city expenditures. A new report has just been released on New York City’sContinue reading New report on NYC Participatory Budgeting
The Practical Visionaries Workshop is cosponsoring the premiere of a new film on worker cooperatives on Wednesday October, 24, 2012, 7pm at Tufts University (Barnum 104). Shiftchange features Mondragon, Evergreen Cooperatives, Equal Exchange, and WAGES. The screening will be followed by discussion with the film makers and worker cooperators. ************************** PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY NewContinue reading Worker Coop Movie Premiere at Tufts October 24: Shiftchange
The Worcester Solidarity and Green Economy Alliance (SAGE) is hosting a day-long conference on Saturday, October 13, 2012: Another World is Possible. I’ll be speaking on a plenary panel. This event will bring together activists, organizers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, local government, non-profits, and other individuals and organizations committed to forging more equitable and sustainableContinue reading Solidarity and Green Economy Conference Oct 13 in Worcester
Welcome to my new site: Practical Visionaries! Here you’ll find posts and updates on the projects, writing, and teaching that I’m involved in. I will also share the work of my fellow practical visionary partners in this space. Please follow and visit often.