Julian Manley outlines how a cooperative city benefits by focus on the spend of anchor institutions and promoting local enterprises.
Julian worked with Cllr Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council, and other stakeholders since 2012 in developing the ‘Preston Model’.
He will describe how Preston is going local / regenerating by keeping wealth created in the city. The Preston Model engenders democracy and participation – building on community wealth building work in USA. The idea is to ignite ideas that work for people in different places.
The breakout discussions will generate practical ideas for the application of these ideas to real life economic, social and climate challenges facing communities in Scotland.
Please book: https://preston21july.eventbrite.co.uk
5.00pm for 5.15pm start – 7.00pm Tuesday 21 July. Note different time! Online link to be sent to all who register.
-5.00pm “Doors Open” – our meeting etiquette / harvest log
-5.15pm Welcome and introductions
-5.20pm Dr Julian Manley: an informative provocation
-5.40pm Break out into discussion groups
-6.20pm Comfort Break
-6.25pm Return to Plenary for sharing ideas
-6.45pm Summary and Close at 7.00pm
While initiated by Transition Edinburgh this event is co-hosted by the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network – a Tuesdays4Climate event, Scottish Ecological Design Association , Wellbeing Economy Alliance, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Transition Scotland . Other co-hosts invited – enables you to be part of the breakout room facilitation team.
Image: Big covered market – local produce / local benefit