research:create_community

Create Community!

Welcome to the Create Community Bank of Resources.

During the last years we've done a lot of research and would like to share these with people who want to start or continue being thriving healthy communities.

If you feel like you have resources to share here please feel free to edit the page and add these on.

Creating a Life Together, Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities by Diana Leafe Christian

This great book contains real life experiences of many communities and covers a variety of critical topics including the start up phase of community, the role of a founder/s, community vision, power, decision-making and governance. It skillfully goes over those gnarly parts of the community which are perhaps difficult to talk about such as setting agreement over property ownership, membership fees and policy making. It seeks to give the reader a great foundation on to which to build a community that can last beyond the honeymoon phase. It covers also the softer side of community building including communication, process and dealing with conflict and the tricky paths to find people to start a community with and a screening process for those who join later.

Steward-Ownership, for community owned businesses

This is an excellent model for community enterprises focusing on self-governance and purpose driven enterprises.

Inclusive Decision Making Process

This is a decision making model created by Aimee Fenech following Sociocratic principles.

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