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The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that our communities must be self-sustaining rather than reliant on volatile global value chains. Co-operatives bring resiliency self-determination to local economies. (Shutterstock)

Canada’s small businesses could be saved by converting them to co-operatives

The co-operative business model needs to be seriously considered and nurtured as a viable response to closing companies and lost jobs as a result of the pandemic.
The outside of a Mountain Equipment Co-op is seen in North Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

The MEC debacle is a predictable and avoidable governance failure

MEC built a leadership team that lacked any obvious understanding of co-operatives and fostered a culture that started to see member involvement as a problem rather than a strength.
Why is it easier to imagine a green ecocity than a just city where everyone belongs? the yes man/flickr

Why the ecocity needs to be a just city

What is an economy for? And how do we build a community where everyone belongs? We need to answer questions like these to create good, sustainable cities.
Apartment layouts at Ritter Strasse 50, initiated by ifau and Jesko Fezer with Heide and Von Beckerath, are highly individualised. Andrea Kroth

Reinventing density: how baugruppen are pioneering the self-made city

Citizens can switch from being consumers to pioneers who drive new designs for living. The German baugruppe model is a leading example.

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