How a people-power grid could support civil society and rebuild our communities

The excellent Civil Society Futures report – which I re-read over the holiday break – provides policy, personal and organisational guidance on how to address key issues of Power, Accountability, Connection, and Trust. The inquiry also generated some specific ideas for action across those areas. One I particularly like is Steve Wyler’s proposal: Our next big infrastructure project: … Continue reading “How a people-power grid could support civil society and rebuild our communities”

We need civic operating systems to manage the social fabric for healthy communities – plus a social app store of tools

The idea of civic operating systems , from the Local Trust, provides a model for thinking about how to conserve and develop the social fabric essential for healthy communities. I suggest that to make effective use of the model we need to map social fabric, create a social app store of tools, and develop a … Continue reading “We need civic operating systems to manage the social fabric for healthy communities – plus a social app store of tools”