75 per cent of residential development in Auckland over the next thirty years (to accommodate an extra one million people) will be within the metropolitan urban limits. This is the main reason the Auckland Council decided to start the “Auckland Plan” through a participation process that could find solutions to this problem and turn Auckland into the world’s most liveable city by 2040.
Pittsburgh’s Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) for the 2010-2014 Five Year Consolidated Plan used a combination of civic and community engagement methods to include citizens and civic society in the planning process.
In 2004, the large pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson relocated its large manufacturing and research plant located in North Brunswick, New Jersey. After the company left, the township wanted to obtain the desires of the public to answer a simple question: What should be done with the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) property? With the assistance of developers, architects, and other experts, multiple community workshops were implemented, with the intention of taking into account the public’s desire.
Imagine companies without managers or employees. Just contributors. You decide what work you do, when you do it, and how. Contribution determines your ownership, not job titles or office politics. Problems are solved collaboratively. Quickly. Efficiently. And innovation is through the roof.
This kind of business isn’t just an idea. It exists. It’s a system we developed called The Open Enterprise Model. We use it and love it. And now, through the BetterMeans Platform, our aim is to make this model available to everyone who wants it.
Somos un movimiento social compuesto por más de 30 colectivos entre los que se encuentran partidos políticos, sindicatos, ecologistas, Colegios Oficiales, Asociaciones de Vecinos, ONG´s, etc. y ciudadanos que individualmente participan y colaboran en las actividades y debates que desde la Mesa de la Ría se impulsan.
Este movimiento social tiene su máxima representatividad en la Asamblea, siendo esta el foro de organización, debate, comunicación y demás actividades que desde su consenso se adoptan.