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Bruce Seifer: Creating A Durable Local Economy

Lessons from the Burlington, VT model
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 7:35 PM

In a recent podcast with Michael Shuman discussing local economies, Shuman praised the progress made in Burlington, Vermont over the past 25 years -- largely led by a local activist named Bruce Seifer who co-authored the book Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy. This caught the attention of a number of readers and, at their request, we invited Bruce to speak specifically about the urban revitalization he has helped bring about in Burlington, and what other communities can learn from that model. » Read more

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An Inspiring Community Project

West Philly tool library
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 3:39 PM

Build community and increase local resiliency with a tool library.  Empower neighbors with tools to build a better future. » Read more

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Community Supported Aquaponics Takes Off in the UK

Feeding people - building community
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 2:11 PM

An excellent example of local food being grown with aquaponics driving the effort.