||This is a page to collect electronic books and resources of canonical nature for building local economies and global villages.
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Ideally every book gets a subpage to this page!
Most basic and profound books and concepts on Village (Small Town) building in our era
Village Towns by Claude Lewenz
The crisis of modern life and strong necessity for changes in connection with village issues
|The Case for Villages|
The backside of the current trend towards urbanisation
|The Crisis of Rural Areas|
How to stop the urbanisation trend by a redesign of rural communities and have urban people return to the countryside
|The New Village Concepts|
How new technologies support decentralisation and local self-reliance
Is there a central pattern of enabling technologies (6th Kondratieff?)
|Enabling technology shifts|
description of existing experience – real stories, cases, movements..
|Good Practises, Cases, Movements worldwide|
|History and Precious Traditions of Rural life|
|National and cultural characteristics of local development strategies worldwide in past and present|
How do certain elements of new villages work in a globalized world
The social matrix of local development; community development - tools and projects
|Community Organizing and Governance|
Alternative economy (theories, tools, experience), Funding and coexistence with economies at large.
|Local and Global Economy - the Logics of Exchange|
The gestalt of the new habitat
|Buildings & Village Design Principles|
|Food Production & Nutrition|
|Decentralized Material Production of Goods|
|Rural Health Care|
|Rural Social Maintainance and Welfare Systems|