Topic: Politics and Public Policy

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Published June 2017

In this report, we introduce some of the key ways that cities can make a difference in the face of federal inaction on climate change.

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Published June 2016

This report provides an overview of the potential for IWM in cities from the big-picture framework down to examples of tools used by cities on the ground.

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Published March 2014

Cities should include local food as part of their economic development efforts, and this paper will help them do that.

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Published February 2014

Local governments have the opportunity to create healthy futures by divesting their funds – general, retirement, utility, pension, etc. – from fossil fuel companies.

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Published February 2014

This report's goal is to arm progressive local elected leaders and advocates with a range of effective policies that, if adopted, would make a significant difference in getting on that high road. They will be able to use better democratic organization to add value, reduce waste, and capture and share locally the great benefits of doing both.

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Published May 2015

This report offers guidance in balancing stakeholder interests and implementing rational approaches to parking policy.

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Published October 2015

Improving care jobs requires reshaping the nation's understanding of what care work is, what it is worth, and how to pay for it. Care workers, as well as their advocates and unions, need to be connected to city and state minimum wage campaigns and to begin securing public and private resources to make higher wages for care workers a reality.

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Published October 2014

In one of the best english-language explorations on Quebec's incredible Social Economy movement, Nancy Neamtan, President-Executive Director of the Chantier de l'économie sociale, provides the keynote address to the assembly of participants of the 2014 Manitoba CD/CED Gathering in Winnipeg and answers the question: 'What have we learned and what can we build on in advancing the social economy across Canada?' In this address Nancy covers the history of the social economy in Québec, it's challenges and successes, and what we can learn from this experience.

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Published July 2017

The Beautiful Solutions Gallery and Lab is an interactive space for sharing the stories, solutions and big ideas needed to build new institutional power and point the way toward a just, resilient, and democratic future.

Developed by Beautiful Solutions in partnership with This Changes Everything, this is an open-ended project that will continue to evolve based on the ideas you submit to the Lab, and the ongoing contributions of the thinkers and practitioners on the forefront of building alternatives.

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Published November 2015

In this New Economy Week 2015 article, leaders from the New Economy Project share the origins and strategies of the New York City Community Land Initiative, a powerful coalition using every tactic at their disposal (including board games!) to expand affordable housing in NYC through community land trusts.

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