The second keynote of the 2022 CERN LIVIANA conference was delivered by Associate Professor Stephen Healy, Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, who focused on ways of responding to climate change in an urban context such as Sydney.
Healy’s presentation “…
Abstract submissions are now open for the 9th edition of the EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise which will take place 11 to 14 September 2023 at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, with the conference theme “Act locally, change globally: Social enterprises and cooperatives for more…
CEI and CERN members were saddened by the recent news of Jody Kretzmann’s death.
Jody Kretzmann’s work, with John McKnight, on asset-based community development (ABCD) has had an indelible impact on community economies thinking and practice.
The foundational ABCD concept of identifying existing assets and then building on these assets…
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