Looking for the Amsterdam variant of Community Wealth (and Health) Building
Over the past year we have experimented with the so-called 'Community Wealth Building' model. On this page we explain what this is, why it is so important for our city, how we try to put an Amsterdam spin on it, and above all: we share with you what is already happening!
Part 1: What are the origins of Community Wealth Building?
In the United Kingdom and in the United States, this model is widely used in cities and regions where manufacturing has declined. But what exactly does this entail? Read more here.
Part 2: What is Community Wealth Building today?
These strategies were implemented in Cleveland (USA) and Preston (UK). This is why nowadays CWB is also known as the 'Cleveland model' or the 'Preston model'. But Community Wealth Building happens in many more places, such as in Manchester and Birmingham, but also in San Diego and Atlanta. Want to know more? Read more here.
Part 3: How can Community Wealth Building benefit Amsterdam?
In Amsterdam, economic differences have become enormous. And neighborhoods are being developed at lightning speed. How can residents get a grip on this situation? That is why we started experimenting with this. Listen to the podcast (in Dutch) here.
Part 4: Building community and health and wealth in De Banne
This year, our programme joined forces with neighbourhood platform Verdedig Noord (Defend the North), with De Banne in the the North Amsterdam district as its home base. Very soon more about De Banne
Part 5: How might an alternative social economy help residents of the Wildemanbuurt?
As part of Community Wealth Building, our team also worked with Stichting Studiezalen in Osdorp, in Amsterdam’s New West district. Very soon more about de Wildemanproject
Part 6: Community Health and Wealth Building for the future: Venserpolder as a blueprint
The third district where we started working is Venserpolder, in the Southeast district. Step 1: Add the word 'health' to this method. Because without health, you can't work on the community, and vice versa: working on the community is healthy. Very soon more about the ambitions and achievements in Venserpolder.
Part 7: The dialogue with the city. Live
What happens in the city for creating a democratized neighbourhood economy, and why this is so important ... Watch the registration of the livestream in New Metropolis in Zuidoost, with the community wealth 'builders' . Watch here.
Part 8: Videos, slides, infographics and photo reports
Over the past year we have collected, designed and created a lot of materials together. On this page we collect all videos, photo reports, podcasts and designs. We hope they will inspire you! Read on.