Conversations on Community Wealth Building (Paperback)
Democracy Collaborative, 9780984785728, 520pp.
Publication Date: July 27, 2016
There's a movement afoot to build a more equitable, democratic economy in the United States. It's a movement led by community-based activists who, each in their won way, are building new institutions to support social and economic justice, rooted in community-controlled land and enterprises. This movement has a name: it's called community wealth building. Drawing on a decade's worth of conversations with key leaders in the growing field, from cooperative developers and community activists to impact investors and social enterprise innovators, this book of interviews from the Democracy Collaborative dives into the front lines of the movement to build community wealth. Exploring both the breakthrough projects that helped define the field and the lessons learned when deep challenges presented themselves, Conversations on Community Wealth Building is a unique look at the people, practices, and policies behind the new equitable development models of the 21st century.