In this webinar, Peter Block will speak to the concept of a neighbourly economy. This would include building ‘Abundant Community’ in neighbourhoods, as a viable alternative to the consumer-driven economic system that currently exists, as we strive to attain positive health outcomes, better distributed wealth, and engage children, seniors and neighbours in creating an educating neighbourhood. To do this, we must address social development and economic development as one and the same issue, rather than in silos. Join us as Peter offers insights on how we can create self-sustaining structures in our local communities - that reveal and mobilize existing gifts - to create more supportive social and economic fabric for prosperity.
Peter Block is an author and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed to build the skills outlined in his books. He is the author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, The Answer to How Is Yes, Community, and co-author of The Abundant Community, and An Other Kingdom. Peter is part of the Economics of Compassion Initiative of Greater Cincinnati and is a member of his local neighbourhood council. He serves on the boards of Elementz, an urban arts centre, and LivePerson, a provider of online engagement solutions. His work is in the restoration of the common good and creating a world that reclaims our humanity from the onslaught of modernism.