Connected Local Economics

Vancouver: Sept. 30 6pm  
Location:  Room 1200, Segal Building, SFU Vancouver

Register here.   
Read our blog, Does Local Ownership Matter? our notes from his recent webinar.

What makes a thriving economy that builds connections between people and the places they live?

Please join us for an engaging and interactive evening with economist, attorney, and award-winning author MICHAEL H. SHUMAN. Mr. Shuman will share his thoughts on economic development as practiced today, and will set out an alternative set of principles and practices involving a local living economies approach that focuses on local business and an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports them.

After the presentation, The Vancouver Design Nerds will lead the audience through a nerd jam! The audience will breaks into teams of 6 – 8 people and tackle ten different economic design challenges. A Design Nerd Jam is a tried tested and true method for collaborative brainstorming and innovation. The cornerstone of the process is Collaborative Rapid Idea Generation, Participant Empowerment and Fun!

“Many people have critically examined economics on the basis of social outcomes, inequality, climate change and so on. But only Michael Shuman has examined two different approaches: 'attract and retain' versus 'local living economy' on the basis of jobs, wealth and competitiveness. Better still, Michael Shuman has taken great care to present in a way that speaks to the concerns of real people. With his somewhat quirky sense of humour, Michael will present compelling data, great examples, & a crisp framework for building local living economies.” Nicole Chaland, Program Director, SFU’s Certificate Program for CED Professionals

Event entry is by donation, but registration is required. There will be tapas and a cash bar. All proceeds support the bursary program for SFU’s Certificate Program for Community Economic Development.

Space is limited- register today!

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