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At Humanitas, senior care meets student dorm in shared intergenerational living

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:20:58 +0000

Here's the problem: Students are increasingly finding that accommodations near college campuses are substandard or unaffordable. Meanwhile, older people in care often experience social isolation, which studies demonstrate adversely impacts both their mental and physical health.

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5 Reasons Why Chicago is a Burgeoning Sharing City

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:08:57 +0000

Chicago is a city with a rich fabric of civic institutions and assets.




Podcast: How Universal Basic Income Could Transform Capitalism

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:02:21 +0000

It has been said that it's easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism. That might have been true a decade ago, but today, the end of capitalism is becoming more and more plausible — at times it feels inevitable. A Harvard University survey showed that the majority of Millennials in the U.S. do not support capitalism.




10 Noteworthy Experiences at OuiShare Fest 2017

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:30:45 +0000

There is a growing potential for "United Cities" to replace the United Nations, according to Mark Watts, executive director of C40, a network of the world's megacities committed to addressing climate change. This statement was quite fitting for the opening plenary of the fifth annual Ouishare Fest in Paris, France, this month. This year's event focused on the great potential of cities.




Podcast: How Loomio Fosters Collaboration and Participatory Practices

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:04:09 +0000

Playing for Team Human today, master of human connection and consensus, Loomio co-founder Richard Bartlett.




Podcast: How the Regenerative Finance Collective Distributes Wealth and Power

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:06:04 +0000

In this episode of Next Economy Now, Ryan Honeyman, a partner and worker-owner at LIFT Economy, interviews Kate Poole, who co-leads Regenerative Finance, a collective of young people with wealth working to shift control of capital to communities most affected by racial, economic, and climate injustices. Poole is also a member-leader of Resource Generation, which works to redistribute land, wealth, and power.




Podcast: What if Our Economic System Was Set Up to Generate Happiness?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 22:42:02 +0000

In this episode, we spoke with Liz Ziedler, co-founder of Happy City Bristol, an organization geared towards fostering holistic happiness in Bristol, U.K., through measurement tools, workshops, and campaigns. 

Happy City's aim is to "reclaim happiness from commercial triviality and make it a guiding, radical principle for society." The organization invites individuals to explore what truly brings lasting happiness and gives communities the tools to measure and be attentive to what really matters.




Podcast: Taking a Systems Approach to Designing the New Economy

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:51:30 +0000

"It's not enough to build your own company, you have to participate in building the whole ecosystem," says Jeffrey Hollender. In this episode of Next Economy Now, Kevin Bayuk, a partner and worker-owner at LIFT Economy, interviews Jeffrey Hollender, founder of Seventh Generation, the American Sustainable Business Council and Sustain Natural among other enterprises and organizations.




Podcast: Why Societies Based on Equality do Better

Tue, 16 May 2017 20:23:14 +0000

You probably already know that levels of inequality have reached staggering heights in the 21st century. Perhaps you've come across Oxfam's report detailing how the world's eight richest men own as much wealth as the poorest half of the population. Or maybe you heard Senator Bernie Sanders' assertion that 99 percent of all new income since the financial crisis has gone to the top one percent.




Commons Governance as a Means and an End

Mon, 15 May 2017 20:49:02 +0000

My son Jake was born on Dec. 20, 2009. He was premature. He weighed less than five pounds. When my wife's maternity leave ran out five months later, we had to arrange childcare because we both worked. We had three choices: