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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Community involvement and is for news and comment in that global or international context.


  • "I wanted ordinary citizens to feel like they owned the chamber". A mindful review of ex-Mayor of Sheffield Magic Magid's The Art of Disruption, Mar 26 [1]

2021[edit | edit source]

“When democracy is conducted at a human scale, it helps create what looks like superhuman wisdom.” How the state of Vermont does it, Mar 9 [2]

The Scottish Citizens Assembly has concluded - and one of its big proposals is a "House of Citizens", as a second chamber for Holyrood, Feb 8 [3]

2020[edit | edit source]

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Local people have had to improvise during the pandemic. Could their solutions stick? John Harris [4] Nov 22 ...Community involvement UK news

If democracy looks doomed, Extinction Rebellion may have an answer, John Harris [5] Aug 30 ...Community involvement UK news

How do you "engage" with British attitudes, respecting their endless variety and nuance? Pol.is (and its AI) can help [6] Jul 20

♥ Universal Basic Everything by @TessyBritton [7] May 30 ...Towards sustainable economies UK

♥ Doughnut Economics crushes Death Star Economics. But, suggests Jon Alexander, there should be more creative people power in it. [8] May 26 ...Towards sustainable economies news

The role of communities in mitigating the impact of Covid-19, Mar 3 [9] ...New Zealand

Global study finds ample evidence of a worrying ‘democratic recession’ [10] Feb 2

2019[edit | edit source]

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Pop Up Tomorrow’ and a journey to 2030. A report. [11] Nov 8

Technology will not save us from climate change – but imagining new forms of society will. [12] Oct 28 ...Climate change solutions

Grassroots democracies form North American coalition. [13] Oct 23 ...Towards sustainable economies US

To fight climate change, science must be mobilised like it was in World War II. [14] Oct 21 ...UK Climate news 2014 - 2019

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A Strong Democracy Is a Digital Democracy [15] Oct 17 ...Taiwan

Becoming Unstuck With Relational Activism [16] Oct 10 ...Community involvement UK news

A/UK has been working with Extinction Rebellion to develop a Future Democracy Hub, now launching [17] Sep 7 ...XR and future democracy

What would a new charter for radical democratic reform look like today? by @adamjlent [18]

How to take over your town: the inside story of a local revolution [19] Jun 12

Flatpack-Democracy-inspired groups make advances in UK local elections [20] May 3

How the simple act of sharing a meal is creating community change [21] Mar 22 ...Community involvement USA

How Citizen University is building an army of civic leaders [22] Mar 18 ...Community involvement USA

Voting is just “entry-level democracy”, says Audrey Tang. After that, open data and deliberation [23] Feb 6 ...Taiwan

2018[edit | edit source]

Community-led commissioning - a new model [24] Nov 22 ...Community involvement UK news

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Oldham's Community Transformation, Nov 14 [25] ...Manchester

Commons: Strengthening and protecting what matters most by @CassieRobinson, Nov 2 [26] ...Commons

Platform consensus: How Stocksy achieves democratic governance, Nov 6 [27]

From Scotland, a proposal for a new level of self-defining community power: Development Councils, Nov 3 [28]

Poeticians, micro-utopias and citizens assemblies will renew democracy, Aug 26 [29] Community involvement UK news

This disastrous new project will change the face of Britain, yet no debate is allowed, George Monbiot, Aug 22 [30] ...Oxfordshire

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Resident-managed sanitation board provides drinking water for residents in Paraguay, Aug 20 [31]

"Barcelona isn’t just a wave...it's a tide, which goes up & up & up and is unstoppable", May 6 [32]

Concordia University's discussion series brings Montreal residents together for shared learning, Jan 24 [33]

2017[edit | edit source]

Emerging Politics: Reflections from an Eroles Project Residency, Nov 21 [34]

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In Jakarta, solving problems with new tech tools and people power, Oct 12 [35] ...Indonesia

Barcelona's Decidim Offers Open-Source Platform for Participatory Democracy Projects, Sep 5 [36]

Ecuador's "citizen revolution", Aug 7 [37]

Six ways to assert power beyond the ballot box, Paul Maassen, Jul 21 [38]

Madrid as a democracy lab, Jul 10 [39] ...Spain


Building the Networked City From the Ground Up With Citizens, Jun 27 [40] ...Barcelona

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How Madrid's residents are using open-source urban planning to create shared spaces – and build democracy, Jun 27 [41] ...Spain

Experimental Community Organising – Transition Hungary, Jun 22 [42]

Co-operative places: the five foundations of local change, May 19 [43] ...Community involvement UK news

Meet g0v, the Open-source, Digital Community Transforming Democracy in Taiwan, May 16 [44]

Driving community change through campaigning: Open Democracy Project at the CC Summit, Apr 20 [45] ...Toronto

Yes, ‘govtech’ can change the way cities function. New lessons in open government from Paris. Apr 3 [46]

How Seattle Is Dismantling a NIMBY Power Structure, Apr 3 [47]

From ‘smart cities’ to ‘smart citizens’: when technology meets activism, Mar 29 [48]

Oak Cliff Inspiration, Mar 27 [49] ...Texas

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How Progressive Cities Can Reshape the World — And Democracy, Mar 10 [50] ...Barcelona

Eight lessons from Barcelona en Comú on how to Take Back Control, Mar 8 [51]

To engage citizens in planning technology must be matched with a participatory culture, Mar [52]

Cormac Russell on change that starts with communities, Jan 24 [53]

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room in Your Neighborhood, Jan 23 [54]

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