Community networks have a variety of models, from offering full retail services to dark fiber approaches. Each comes with its own strengths and weaknesses and will appeal differently to different communities. Below are some common approaches, though communities often tweak these models in various ways.
Why is it hard for community-scale renewable energy to compete? It's not the price, but the lack of accurate price that takes into account the cost of delivery! This presentation explains how federal law guarantees a right to sell power at competitive prices.
The (Re)Building Technology: Vol 2 zine is a compilation of practices and stories from 11 global community technology grantees, including "10 Community Network Lessons," facilitation exercises, diagrams of the network designs, and more!
Compiled by Ryan Gerety, Andy Gunn and Diana Nucera, for the first ever Community Technology Network Gathering at the 17th annual Allied Media Conference in 2015.
The zine explores digital justice issues, community facilitation best practices, collaborative network design, and examples of projects from Belarus, Detroit, Red Hook, India and more
This document is the syllabus for the Center for Family Life's 6-session "Implementers" training on worker cooperative development for other community-based organizations. This syllabus generally follows the "Planners" training.
Shortly after the economic meltdown of 2008, Korten fleshed out a vision of an alternative to the corporate Wall Street economy. He offers his analysis and guidance on mounting a grassroots campaign to bring about an economy based on shared prosperity, ecological stewardship, and citizen democracy.
This book describes how we humans live by stories and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self-destruction. It demonstrates the depth and significance of the contrast between the story by which we currently live and the nature and implications of the story now emerging.
In this new edition of his classic book, David Korten illuminates the convergence of ideological, political, and technological forces that have driven an ever-greater concentration of economic and political power in a handful of corporations and financial institutions and left the market system blind to all but its own short-term financial gains.
An Operating Agreement created by the Sustainable Economies Law Center for a worker‐owned cooperative popsicle company (hence, the popsicle‐shaped people). Please note that it was written to conform with California law and with the particular preferences and needs of that cooperative. Originally written in Spanish, then translated into English.
National and NYC based resources on the solidarity economy containing reports, audio recordings and podcasts, books, articles, films, how to guides, and relevant national and local groups.