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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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Episode 21: Cooperatives & System Change (W/ Esteban Kelly)

This week Esteban Kelly of the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives joins us to talk about his experience with Cooperatives and his perspective on how they fit into a context of systemic change. read more

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Episode 17: Social Transformation Through ‘The Commons’ (w/ David Bollier)

How the commons give us a frame to think against enclosures and towards a next system. read more
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Infographic: The Preston Model

The “Preston Model” is helping inspire a new conversation about the role of local government in catalyzing locally-driven economic revitalization and transforming patterns of ownership. read more