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Be The Change Cooperative

Be The Change Cooperative - A cooperative of local communities co-creating regenerative community buildings governed and owned by local neighborhoods through a shared platform.

Place-Based Catalyst Hubs

Commongrounds

Commongrounds - A new 4-story, 50,000 s.f. $16 million development in Traverse City, Michigan cooperatively owned by nearly 600 members. It will feature a food incubator, coffeeshop, distillery, childcare center, cowering space for impact organizations and businesses, performing arts and events space, artist-in-residence space, and 24 workforce rental units. Construction began in Fall 2020, with tenants scheduled to move in by 2022.

Temple of Mother Earth

Temple of Mother Earth - An international plant medicine healing center created out of the need for more welcoming places for people of color. The founding Temple is based in a predominantly BIPOC neighborhood in Southeast Washington DC, offering multi-faceted healing modalities with a primary focus on sacred plant medicines. It is a safe container of spiritual resources and space holders to support everyone in its community as they step powerfully into their sovereignty.

DC Arts + Wellness Co-Creation Hub

DC Arts + Wellness Co-Creation Hub - An arts and wellness real estate cooperative based on arts, wellness, nature and indigenous values hosting community events, plant medicine ceremonies, workshops and creative, educational experiences. It will be located in a DC neighborhood to be determined with a groundbreaking goal of 2022, with a projected ownership of 1000 members.

Catalyst Hub Tulum

Catalyst Hub Tulum - A regenerative community building in downtown Tulum that is collectively developed, governed, financed, owned and programmed by the local community. It is organized as a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) to provide a living, working, gathering place for those in Tulum to catalyze regenerative change based on the values of caring and nature.

Catalyst Hub Liechtenstein

Catalyst Hub Liechtenstein - A regenerative community building in downtown Lichtenstein that is collectively developed, governed, financed, owned and programmed by the local community. It is organized as a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) to provide a living, working, gathering place for those in Tulum to catalyze regenerative change based on the values of caring and nature.

Regional Place-Based Cooperative Programs

Regenerate Idaho

Regenerate Idaho - An initiative in Idaho supporting community development that is collectively developed, governed, financed, owned and programmed by the local community. It is organized as a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) to support the co-creation of living, working, gathering places in Idaho based on the values of caring, creativity and regeneration.

Mutualistic Communication + Governance

Partnerism

Partnerism - A socio-economic system that values and rewards caring for one another, nature, and our collective future. Partnerism is based on Cultural Transformation Theory, which proposes that societies used to follow a mutualistic, caring “partnership model” of civilization, giving way to today's current “dominator model” of civilization, but with growing evidence that we are returning to the partnership model.

Prosocial

Prosocial is an orientation toward the welfare of others and society as a whole. This might be an attitude, a behavior, or an institution. It might be directed toward family and friends or the social acceptance of all people. Ultimately, Prosocial is an entire worldview.

Regeneration

Regenerative Systems

Regenerative Systems - An overview of regenerative systems and their applications.

Self Organization

Systems

Self Organization Systems - A list of self-organizing systems.

Sensemaking

Sensemaking - A primer on the process by which people give meaning to their collective experiences.

Co-Creation

Co-Creation Systems - Systems, models, tools for co-creation

Regenerative Currency

SEEDS

Regenerative Urban Planning and Development

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  • Form-based Codes Institute - The organization that supports regenerative urban planning operating systems known as form-based codes.
  • Form-based Codes - Form-based codes are a planning and development code that prioritizes physical form (rather than separation of uses) as the organizing principle for regenerative development. The SmartCode is one example of a form-based code.
  • SmartCode - A regenerative urban planning and development operating system and form-based code.
  • SmartCode documents - SmartCode documents.
  • Charter for New Urbanism - A set of principles and guide for regenerative community planning and development.

Resources

Glossary - Terms that define the co-creation of a world of mutuality