Funding the Cooperative City

author: Levente Polyak, Eutropian
published: April 10, 2018,   recorded: February 2018,   views: 0
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Funding the Cooperative City looks into the financial and economic structures that define the ownership of and the right to spaces. Within the context of the post-welfare transition of Western societies defined by austerity measures, unemployment, the financialisation of real estate and speculation-driven urban development, it is particularly important to create awareness, offer strategies and provide tools for community-led urban development. Funding the Cooperative City explores different mechanisms of fundraising and investment; shared ownership and long-term land lease, self-organisation, resistance and cooperation with institutions; and highlights the ways citizen initiatives, cooperatives, non-profit companies, community land trusts, crowdfunding platforms, ethical banks and anti-speculation foundations can step out of the regular dynamisms of real estate development and arrange new mechanisms to access, purchase, renovate or construct buildings for communities.

Find out more at http://futurearchitectureplatform.org/projects/7997c738-59eb-4ba8-8bb9-85343e364646/.

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