Cooperativa Integral Minga in Portugal, for sustainable and resilient territories
Although it may receive different names depending on the country (social economy, solidarity economy, community economy, collective entrepreneurship), in general the concept of social and solidarity economy (SSE) brings together a set of organizations whose activities - in particular the provision of goods or services - are based on common principles of social utility, democratic and participatory management, local roots and return to the community (see in this sense, for example, the definition of the SSE in Quebec according to its Social Economy Act of 2013).
About smart cities, maps, and fruits
Mapping and collecting data for resilient sustainable cities does not always need to be ‘smart’. As per its Wikipedia definition, a smart city is a “technologically modern urban area that uses different types of electronic methods and sensors to collect specific data”.
Community currencies and local energy: an example from Japan
Community currencies are alternative forms of money that coexist with national or official currencies to cover the needs of a specific group or local area that the conventional monetary system is not addressing.
Urban hens’ pilot in Toronto: soon a community approach?
A tiny proportion of the near to 3 million residents of Toronto have been keeping hens, in some parts of the city, in the frame of the UrbanHensTO pilot program. Soon it will be decided whether these urban coops become permanent and accessible to the totality of Torontonians.
About Fab City Global Initiative
Tomas, Diez, Fab City Whitepaper, Locally productive, globally connected self-sufficient cities
Are you Ready to Press the Button?
Yannick Rumpala, Intelligente autrement : de la « Smart city » à la « Fab city ». Émergence d’un modèle alternatif de ville « intelligente » et logiques de reconfiguration du collectif urbain