How can we design the communities we want?

Presenter: 
Laurie Michaelis
Ed Tyler

The conference is being held at Friends House, home of Quakers in Britain, the national umbrella body for 480 local Quaker Meetings attended by about 22,000 people.

We will explain how British Quakers "design” themselves, with decision-making practices developed over 360 years. We will focus in particular on how Quakerism has evolved recently to include action on sustainability and climate change as a core commitment.

Presenter: 
James Priest

Sociocracy 3.0 - an elegant, dynamic approach for the holistic development of communities & organisations.

Discover how Sociocracy 3.0 helps organisations optimise processes, become more effective & dynamic, & tap collective intelligence to make resilient decisions everyone can live.

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Katy Fox

Based on a case study of an organisation and an emerging network rooted in and driven by permaculture and transition principles and practice, this contribution seeks to explain its transformation and consolidation over five years through a variety of design methods, seeking to address organisational, structural and social needs as they arose to the best of participants’ skills. Making the process explicit is part of an ongoing design process to adapt governance to the rapidly changing shape of the organisation and network.

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