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Citizen-led Innovation for a New Economy

by Alison Mathie and John Gaventa Fernwood Publishing
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This collection of eleven cases from Canada and the United States gives expression to the ideal of a new economy based on fairness and environmental sustainability; illustrating a new way of working, tying economic justice to the creation of multiple types of environmental, economic and social assets or forms of wealth.

Prelims [List of contributors - Acknowledgements]
Planting the seeds of a new economy: Learning from citizen-led innovation
Humility and audacity: The story of vivre Saint Michel en Santé Brianne Peters
New dawn enterprises: Becoming a “Community instrument through which the people can do for themselves”
A vision of flipping the iceberg of power: The greater Edmonton alliance faces big land and big oil
Everyday good living and the two row Wampum: The vision of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
A quiet movement: Inuit self-determination
Ecotrust Canada: Building the conservation economy
Resident ownership and neighbourhood transformation: The village at Market Creek
Pushing for green solutions to urban neglect: The work of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH)
Permeating the mainstream: Rural action for a sustainable future for central Appalachia
Reclaiming land, reaffirming culture: The Deep South Community Agricultural Network
Reaching back to move forward towards a future of HOPE: The story of Sandhills Family Heritage Association