Paint Your Town Red

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Paint Your Town Red tells the story of how one city in the north of England decided to level upwithout waiting for Whitehall.

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Across the world, there is a growing recognition that a new kind of economy is needed: more democratic, less exploitative, less destructive of society and the planet. Paint Your Town Red looks at how wealth can be generated and shared at a local level through the experience of one of the main advocates of the new Democratic Economy, Matthew Brown, the driving-force behind the world-recognized Preston Model.

Using analysis, interviews and case studies to explain what Matthew and Preston City Councilhave done over the last decade in order to earn Preston the title of Most Improved City, the bookshows how the model can be adapted to fit different local circumstances, as well as demonstratinghow Preston itself adapted economic and democratic experiments in ‘community wealth-building’from elsewhere in the US and Europe.

Preston’s success shows that the ideas of community wealth-building work in practice and have thecapacity to achieve a meaningful transfer of wealth and power back to local communities. A lot ofrecent coverage and references have tended to oversimplify the Preston Model, which is not justabout ‘buying local’ but a comprehensive project, which envisions local and regional discussions andcollaboration adding up to a wholesale transformation of our currently failing economic systems.

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Weight 0.186 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 1.9 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

180

Language

English

Edition

New edition 1

Dewey

942.7665 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K