Report Back: Commonbound Conference in Boston June 6-8

The New Economics Coalition held their national conference Commonbound at Northeastern University June 6-8, 2014. I had the opportunity to participate in several panels. Check out the conference site, with some video of plenary sessions. On Friday June 6, I gave a presentation at the Research Workshop on New Economy on “Emerging Solidarity Economy InitiativesContinue reading Report Back: Commonbound Conference in Boston June 6-8

Building a More Sustainable, Just, and Democratic Community Food Economy

I had the privilege of making a short presentation at the 2nd annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Northeastern University. My talk was based largely on the article “The Emerging Just and Sustainable Food System in Boston“. Check out the prezi presentation below or here. Thanks to the conference hostsContinue reading Building a More Sustainable, Just, and Democratic Community Food Economy

Transformative Economic Development: Summary of the March 14th Forum

By Penn Loh and Jonathan Feinberg On Thursday March 14th, more than 30 gathered for the Practical Visionaries Forum on Transformative Economic Development (see video here). The session featured MIT urban planning professor Phil Thompson and MassINC Research Director Ben Forman. In addition, Aaron Tanaka (formerly of Boston Workers Alliance) and Juan Leyton (formerly ofContinue reading Transformative Economic Development: Summary of the March 14th Forum

A New Economy Needed for True Interculturalism

On November 2, 2012, I had the honor of speaking at the symposium “Political Space – Intercultural Intersections in Politics and the Economy,” sponsored by the Tufts Intercultural Practice Group. My opening remarks (see below) helped to make the connection between interculturalism and the economy, challenged participants to think differently about economy, and introduced theContinue reading A New Economy Needed for True Interculturalism