Another Economy is Possible
A group is a group of members of an organisation who meet periodically to make decisions about a specific area or scope of the organisation. It is also known as an assembly or a work space.
Groups hold meetings, some are private and some are open. If they are open, it is possible to participate in them (for example: attending if the capacity allows it, adding points to the agenda, or commenting on the proposals and decisions taken by this organ).
Examples: A general assembly (which meets once a year to define the organisation's main lines of action as well as its executive bodies by vote), an equality advisory council (which meets every two months to make proposals on how to improve gender relations in the organisation), an evaluation commission (which meets every month to monitor a process) or a guarantee body (which collects incidents, abuses or proposals to improve decision-making procedures) are all examples of assemblies.
We need to reshape our economy. From an extractive economy which depletes the Earth's resources, and communities, to a generative and just one which respects ecological boundaries and which is caring and inclusive. These regenerative economies are not not about individualism and competition but mutualism, cooperation and community. Where the local is valued and where it is not large market actors, but citizens and governments together that shape their towns and cities.
- From Extractive to Regenerative h
- From Individualist to Community Based
- From Competitive to Cooperative
- From Machist to Feminist
- From Participation to Co-creation, Co-stewardship and Co-provision
- From Vested Interests to New Economies and Actors
This is the space on the CIties For Change Forum where all municipalists and transformative economies enthusiasts can come together to exchange ideas, organise talks, work on publications and grow our network and further develop the narrative of new economies in cities for change.