Archive for April, 2013

Herefordshire Economic Evaluation – reports now available

Herefordshire Economic Evaluation – reports now available

Published on April 29, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 4 Comments

If you have been following the Economic Evaluation work (called the Local Economic Blueprint in Totnes and TEEconomy in Herefordshire), then you will know we have been piloting the process in 3 areas: Totnes in South Devon representing a market town; Brixton in London, representing an inner city area; and Herefordshire as a rural county. […]

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Reconomy Project update, March & April 2013

Reconomy Project update, March & April 2013

Published on April 27, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 0 Comments

This is a monthly or bi-monthly update with important project news. This might at some stage morph into a newsletter, but for now this is also featured in the monthly round-up over on Transition Culture, and also in the Transition Newsletter.   Economic Evaluation reports emerge into the light! In March we were delighted to […]

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The inspiring response of a place when told it probably won’t exist in 20 years

The inspiring response of a place when told it probably won’t exist in 20 years

Published on April 24, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment

This is a guest post from Filipa Pimentel, the Transition Network national hubs co-ordinator and she’s from Portugal. This is based on an email that she recently sent, and which I found moving and inspiring – so Filipa kindly agreed to share it with you…   Hi all, I am going through a very intense […]

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The amazing story of community currencies in Brazil: Interview

The amazing story of community currencies in Brazil: Interview

Published on April 19, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 6 Comments

When it comes to the great global transition to a better world some places are completely fascinating to observe. For example, Bhutan and its policies of Gross National Happiness or Germany and their spread of community renewables. Brazil’s story of community banks and currencies is also absolutely fascinating. This article is linked to another article titled The […]

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The new economy in Brazil: Through the eyes of a REconomist

The new economy in Brazil: Through the eyes of a REconomist

Published on April 19, 2013 in Blog, Energy, Finance, Food, Manufacturing with 4 Comments

I was very excited to be returning to Sao Paulo, Brazil and exploring it from a REconomy perspective. I lived there for 7 years during the 90’s and I know that pretty much anything is possible within the Brazilian economy.   For example, do you think that what happened in Cyprus was extreme? That’s child’s play! […]

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The potential of the co-operative business model

The potential of the co-operative business model

Published on April 6, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment

We’d like to thank Kate Whittle from Cooperantics for this guest post responding to my TEDx talk (The unstoppable rise of the collaborative economy) and exploring further one of the key facets, which is the potential of the co-operative business model. Here’s the talk just in case you haven’t seen it.   Shane Hughes TEDx Lausanne  […]

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Are social enterprises doing enough…. good?

Are social enterprises doing enough…. good?

Published on April 3, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 15 Comments

Or do we need to embrace their good work and, for those of us so inclined, push the envelope further towards a new orientation? Social enterprise is the new buzzword – and many are flocking towards it for the associations it produces. At REconomy, we’re interested in potentially raising the bar…. So, we’re experimenting with […]

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