A discussion with Michael Lewis, co-author, The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy
Tuesday, October 16 - 12 pm Eastern ep
Register today for a feature webinar discussion with Michael Lewis on Resiliency – a next step for local economies in the transition to a low-carbon future.
In their new book, The Resilience Imperative, Lewis and co-author Pat Conaty (new economics foundation) show how energy, food, housing, finance, and other sectors familiar to community economic development (CED) practitioners can be reinvented at a more local and regional scale, buffering communities from the economic shocks that the global transition to lower-carbon economies will likely entail.
This 1-hour session will begin with a discussion between Lewis and Mike Toye, Executive Director of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet). A question and answer period with participants will follow. Participants who register early will be able to send questions in advance of the session. Cost: CCEDNet members - free; Non-members - $20.
Michael Lewis has been involved for over 35 years as a practitioner and author in CED, development finance, and the social and co-operative economy, including entrepreneurial development, network building, strategic assistance to CED organizations, and curriculum design for community resilience.
The Resilience Imperative is the culmination of years of research undertaken through the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA), a community-university research collaboration funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
As more rural communities in Canada seek diversification through tourism, leaders and businesses are seeking up to date information, innovative ideas and insights to help them develop the industry in a sustainable manner. The purpose of this blog is to provide this information on an ongoing basis to those working in tourism development in rural and remote areas. The sight is maintained by Dr. Nicole Vaugeois, BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development at Vancouver Island University. Follow the posts for reviews of recent studies, ideas from other areas, events of interest and policy discussion.
I hold a BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development at Vancouver Island University. In this role I work closely with partners at other BC education institutions, government agencies, operators and community leaders to share information, innovation, and ideas to support rural areas to diversify through tourism.