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Public Planning

Planning

Planning

What is the role of planning in our present economic system? How would planning function in the Pluralist Commonwealth? Where are new models of decentralized and more participatory planning being explored today? read more
Tech

Technology

How do modern researchers understand the deeper sources of economic abundance and technological change? How should the fruits of our common technological inheritance be distributed now and in future? How would the Pluralist Commonwealth deploy management of new technologies in new ways? read more
trade

Trade

Why are current approaches to trade problematic? How would the Pluralist Commonwealth approach trade? What existing efforts point toward a sustainable and just trade regime? read more
A Better Way To Fund Infrastructure

A Better Way To Fund Infrastructure

Clearly, America’s infrastructure is in desperate need of repair and modernization. But there are right and wrong ways to take action. read more
Advancing the Next System with Advanced Manufacturing

Advancing the Next System with Advanced Manufacturing

An emphasis on advanced manufacturing is not counter to building a modern state and civil society that care for and protect people and democracy—it is an integral part of that effort. read more
What’s Next? Parecon, or Participatory Economics

What’s Next? Parecon, or Participatory Economics

Parecon describes the core institutions required to generate solidarity, equity, self-management, and an ecologically sound and classless economy. read more
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Resource: PolicyLink

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works. PolicyLink connects the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allow everyone to participate and prosper. read more
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Resource: MIT CoLab

The Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) is a center for planning and development within the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP). read more