Text/authors: 00:/
isbn: 978-90-78088-00-4   ..  € 24,50  .. buy book


How the 'Civic economy', a new generation of social entrepreneurs engaged in strengthening local economies, changes society

Twenty-five trailblazers, from Europe and the United States, show what is possible and what we can learn from local, social enterprise

• Review_ARGUSleest, 13 november 2014_in Dutch
• Review_S+RO, 2012/06, p. 70-71_in Dutch
• Review_ArchiNed (29 okt 2012): Top-up! Pleidooi voor een weerbarstige overheid_in Dutch more

Against the context of rapid economic, social and environmental change, a collective reflection is taking place on how to build more sustainable routes to share prosperity. In the meantime, an increasing number and wide range of change-makers have already found ways to imagine and grow a different economy by using new organising tactics, ways of connecting with people and approaches to collaborative investment.

The 25 case studies show that the civic economy actively contributes to community resilience, everyday innovation and shared prosperity. They also reveal how local leaders - that is, all those working together to improve places and their economies, whether in the public, private or third sector - can create the fertile ground for the civic economy to flourish and grow. more

Most importantly, the remarkable achievements of these 25 trailblazers show why we need to get better at understanding and recognising the role of civic entrepreneurship and enable it to turn ideas into action and impact.

Compendium for the Civic Economy is written and compiled by the London-based research and design bureau 00:/. Released in a limited edition in 2011, the publication immediately sold out. In spite of this, the book is still considered an important source of inspiration and an essential handbook for the better understanding and establishment of local economic enterprise by members of society. Due to the ongoing debate and continued necessity for a thorough publication, this reprint satisfies a great need. back

Compendium for the Civic Economy: What our cities, towns and neighbourhoods should learn from 25 trailblazers
Graphic Design: 00:/ Mimmo Cangiano Belcuore .. 196 pages .. 22,5 x 17 cm .. paperback with flaps .. English .. supported by Nesta, Cabe