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Brian G. Dowling

Home - Pathways to a People's Economy - 0 views

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    Pathways to a People's Economy was developed by a team of New Economy Coalition member organizations to amplify the new economy policy wins happening on the ground and provide real examples of how to shift our economic conditions from the bottom up. It provides tools for communities and organizations to make concrete policy demands to advance a new economy - an economy for, by, and with the people.
Brian G. Dowling

COVID-19, Climate Change, and Equity - Climate Interactive - 0 views

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    "Below you can find our resources which explore intersections of the COVID-19 crisis, climate change, equity, and beyond. Dr. Elizabeth Sawin, Co-Director and Co-Founder of Climate Interactive, reflects on how systems thinking approaches are necessary during this time. Her ideas highlight the need for applying a multisolving lens - emphasizing that as we find solutions to address one crisis, we can remediate and prevent other issues. "
Brian G. Dowling

Green Equitable Stimulus Plans - Climate Interactive - 0 views

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    "This webpage aims to collect as many examples as possible where city, state, and national leaders are making COVID-19 recovery plans in ways that could also produce benefits in racial, gender, and economic equity and in climate change mitigation and resilience. It is being maintained by the multisolving team at Climate Interactive, including Dr. Elizabeth Sawin and Cassandra Ceballos. "
Brian G. Dowling

The Communications Network | Smart communication starts here. - 0 views

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    We are a collegial, peer-driven community of foundation and nonprofit communications professionals who share ideas, evidence, and lessons about how smart communications improve lives. Through meetings and events, publications, social outreach, and an online community, we elevate the role of communications across the social sector. We help our members build relationships, skills, and confidence to navigate a shifting information landscape and to be a voice for change that benefits both individuals and society.
Brian G. Dowling

COVID-19 Communication Inspiration Challenge - OpenIDEO - 0 views

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    "IDEO is currently coordinating with global response authorities who want to make sure people have actionable, relevant information around COVID-19. We'd like to share a range of experiences from around the world with them, showing how people are accessing information: What's working well to motivate behavior change, what isn't working, and what feels missing. "
Brian G. Dowling

Connecting governments and citizens - Citizens Foundation - 0 views

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    The Citizens Foundation believes in non-partisan futurist solutions to current problems facing democracy. We have recently seen technology undermine our faith in debate in the public arena; the Foundation believes that innovations in technology can be used to restore faith in democratic debate and institutions instead.
Brian G. Dowling

Sacred Headwaters - 0 views

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    Welcome to Sacred Headwaters, a bi-weekly newsletter that aims to guide a co-learning process about the existential issues and planetary limitations facing humanity and about how we can reorient civilization in a way that will enable us to thrive for centuries to come.
Brian G. Dowling

The way to modern direct democracy in Switzerland | Swiss History - 0 views

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    "When it comes to political co-determination by citizens, Switzerland is the undisputed world champion. More than one third of all referendums ever held at national level worldwide have taken place in Switzerland. The historical origins of direct democracy in Switzerland are just as interesting as the continuing topical nature of citizens' rights themselves. We provide below an overview. "
Brian G. Dowling

Open Collective - Make your community sustainable. Collect and spend money transparently. - 1 views

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    Create Collectives for different projects for easy budget tracking. No need for messy spreadsheets! Automatic monthly reports make accounting a breeze.
Brian G. Dowling

Home - Shareable - 1 views

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    New and resurgent solutions are democratizing how we produce, consume, govern, and solve social problems. The maker movement, collaborative consumption, the solidarity economy, open source software, transition towns, open government, and social enterprise are just a few of the movements showing a way forward based on sharing.
Brian G. Dowling

Smartcitizenry - 1 views

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    A SmartCitizenry co-operative is for you and your neighbours, Everyone is local and what you do together is local. Together you work out what needs you have that together as a co-op you can solve. It could be energy needs, home help and support, waste management, recycling - whatever is important to you that you can't do alone to get the impact and make the difference that is needed. Everything you do is building community one action at a time.
Brian G. Dowling

A Journey To GameB - Jim Rutt - Medium - 0 views

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    In this essay, I'm going to lay out a set of ideas about a long term path for GameB to become a civilization level social operating system.
Brian G. Dowling

Best content in Rural Community Food System (Kumu) | Diigo - Groups - 1 views

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    What constitutes a sustainable localized food system for a rural community? Source as local as possible from locally owned and operated to benefit the community. A Kumu Group Modeling Project
Brian G. Dowling

Open Data Platform - 1 views

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    The heart of our work is the Ecological Footprint. The Footprint measures human demand on nature, expressed as a single, easy-to-understand number that's scalable from an individual to a global level. Our Footprint data and tools empower leaders at the local and national level to make confident policy and investment decisions backed by facts.
Brian G. Dowling

RCN Forum | Regenerative Communities Network - 1 views

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    "Regenerative communities are emerging in both urban and rural areas across every continent. The global Regenerative Communities Network honors and connects these efforts with a digital learning platform and through a long-term cycle of on the ground support. "
Brian G. Dowling

Public Banking Institute - Banking in the Public Interest - 0 views

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    The Public Banking Institute was founded in 2010 to further the understanding and implementation of publicly-owned banks.
Brian G. Dowling

Dartington Service Design Lab - 4 views

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    We work at the intersection of evidence-informed practice and user-centred design. We have deep respect for both evidence and the experience and expertise of practitioners, young people and families. We think public systems and services can be more impactful when they are considered together. 
Brian G. Dowling

The Day-One Democracy Agenda - 1 views

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    "We'll take the White House. We'll take the Senate. Then, we'll enact a bold, day-one democracy agenda to ensure our country works for everyone, not just a powerful few. The only way we get there is if 2020 presidential candidates do three things:  1. Propose a bold democracy agenda; 2. Make democracy their top legislative priority; 3. Get real about how we get it done: ending the filibuster."
Brian G. Dowling

Free exchange - The alternatives to privatisation and nationalisation | Finance and eco... - 0 views

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    Economic historians long reckoned that enclosure, though unjust and brutal, spurred progress and laid the groundwork for industrialisation. Large tracts could be farmed more productively, freeing labourers to work in urban factories while also providing food to support them. "The break-up of the peasantry was the price England paid…to feed her growing population," wrote Peter Mathias, an economic historian, in 1983. The Industrial Revolution seemed to bury the concept of the commons for good.
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