We locate ourselves among a rock and a sizzling place—compelled by means of the intertwined forces of height oil and weather swap to reinvent our monetary existence at a way more neighborhood and neighborhood scale. The Resilience Imperative argues for a big SEE (social, ecological, financial) switch as a prerequisite for changing the paradigm of unlimited financial development with a extra decentralized, cooperative, steady-state economy.
The authors current a accomplished sequence of strategic questions in the large components of:
- Energy sufficiency
- Local nutrition structures
- Interest-free financing
- Affordable housing and land reform
- Sustainable neighborhood development
Each part is complemented through case reports of pioneering neighborhood projects rounded out by means of a dialogue of transition components and resilience reflections.
With a spotlight on securing and maintaining switch, this provocative publication demanding situations deeply embedded cultural assumptions. Profoundly hopeful and encouraging, The Resilience Imperative affirms the chances of confident switch because it is formed through participants, groups, and associations studying to dwell inside of our ecological limits.
Michael Lewis is the administrative director of the guts for neighborhood company and is famous the world over as a practitioner, writer, educator, and chief within the box of neighborhood fiscal development.
Patrick Conaty is an honorary learn fellow on the collage of Birmingham and a director of universal Futures. considering that 1999 he has labored for the recent economics starting place (nef), the place he has produced a variety of guides approximately predatory lending, monetary inclusion, group land trusts, and social enterprise finance.