The Power of Social Innovation: How Civic Business people Ignite Neighborhood Networks for Excellent by Stephen Goldsmith, Gigi Georges, Tim Glynn Burke and Michael R. Bloomberg English | 2010 | ISBN-10: ...
Economies of scale allows for industries to consolidate and become more efficient. Benzi Ronen of Farmigo in Brooklyn, NY explains how economies of community can help people connect, build and rebuild local food systems.
A review of Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth, by Sasha Lilley, David McNally, Eddie Yuen and James Davis (Oakland: PM Press, 2012, 178 pp.).
Lisa Trocchia's insight:
"What does this mean for social movements, and for those of us who seek a more just human order in the midst of climate breakdown and persistent financial uncertainty? Can the specter of apocalypse serve to invigorate popular movements, or is it merely an outlet for escapism and despair? What of the significant ranks of radical environmentalists who now believe that a restoration of biodiversity can only follow the collapse of civilization? Are such views part of the solution or part of the problem?"
In this interview founders Kirsten Larsen and Serenity Hill explain how they're applying the principles of open access and peer to peer networks to create resilient food systems of the future.” Excerpted from an interview of Kirsten Larsen &...
This is highly relevant to our Corporate Rebels United work, as structure (or better fluidity) of organizations will probably be what we need to create the viral change from within to let our organizations succeed in the hyperconnected 21st century economy.
This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation www.businessinspired...
This is second post on the topic of emergent social ecology, which embraces social media, social networks, communities of practice, enterprise collaboration technologies, social business, social learning, collaboration, cooperation and sharing.
Finally, the deglobalization strategy as developed so far has not gone very far in elaborating the kinds of alternative economic systems that might emerge. Patrick Bond has criticized the deglobalization program as a ...
Whereas previous generations of revolutionary activists demonized technology, today's generation has recognized the incredible opportunities to engage citizens that new technology affords. The emergence of the Open Source movement, which emphasizes continual modification and improvement, points to a future defined by generative justice: the constant generation of value within harmonious local networks.
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Raleigh welcomes food hub conference Triangle Business Journal (blog) The National Good Food Network is a peer-to-peer network of regional food systems practitioners, supporters and food hub developers across the country that the Wallace Center...
It is common in the study of networks to investigate meso-scale features to try to understand network structure and function. For example, numerous algorithms have been developed to try to identify ``communities,'' which are typically construed as sets of nodes with denser connections internally than with the remainder of a network. In this paper, we adopt a complementary perspective that ``communities'' are associated with bottlenecks of dynamical processes that begin at locally-biased seed sets of nodes, and we employ several different community-identification procedures to investigate community quality as a function of community size. Using several empirical and synthetic networks, we identify several distinct scenarios for ``size-resolved community structure'' that can arise in real (and realistic) networks: (i) the best small groups of nodes can be better than the best large groups (for a given formulation of the idea of a good community); (ii) the best small groups can have a quality that is comparable to the best medium-sized and large groups; and (iii) the best small groups of nodes can be worse than the best large groups. As we discuss in detail, which of these three cases holds for a given network can make an enormous difference when investigating and making claims about network community structure, and it is important to take this into account to obtain reliable downstream conclusions.
Think Locally, Act Locally: The Detection of Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Communities in Large Networks Lucas G. S. Jeub, Prakash Balachandran, Mason A. Porter, Peter J. Mucha, Michael W. Mahoney
Urban Agriculture as a Vehicle for Social Change Written by Jennah Miller As a naturopathic doctor in training, public health is an aspect of health care (RT @foeireland: Urban #Agriculture as a Vehicle for Social Change
Dig In: A Call For Re-Investment In Metro-Region Agriculture Huffington Post It simply makes economic, social and environmental sense -- in a word common sense -- to grow as much food as possible as close as feasible to major population centers.
Social Network Analysis is a way of exploring relationships and interactions. It can show the ways in which power and resources flow through communities and offers a fresh way of considering some of these issues - specifically concerning distribution of resources and assets. As part of a Knowledge Exchange Project supported by the University of Liverpool Dr Nicola Headlam of the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice will lead this free, interactive workshop which; *introduces network thinking *discusses principles of network weaving *introduces YeD, a free programme for analysing networks. The session will be interactive and hands-on and you will leave with a network mapped. Participants should bring a laptop with them or contact to see if we can borrow one for the afternoon and be confident with dragging and dropping things around on screen (absolutely no programming experience necessary) *Networking to continue at Camp and Furnace after the session*
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