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Transforming cities, changing the system

Democracy & Governance

The system is broken—so where do we start building a new one? Faced with interlocking ecological, economic, and political crises, local innovators are organizing at the city level to develop real foundations for systemic alternatives.

Featuring:

  • Gar Alperovitz (The Democracy Collaborative)
  • Dean Baker (Center for Economic and Policy Research)
  • Angela Glover Blackwell (PolicyLink)
  • Dayna Cunningham (MIT CoLab)
  • Daniel Ellsberg (Whistleblower)
  • Danny Glover (Social Activist)
  • Bill McKibben (Co-founder, 350.org)
  • Saskia Sassen (Columbia University)
  • Juliet Schor (Boston College)
  • Aaron Tanaka (Center for Economic Democracy)
  • Sarita Gupta (Jobs with Justice)
  • Camille Kerr (Democracy At Work Institute)

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