Car Dependency is a Spectrum

A community is not simply car-dependent or not. Understanding the various levels of car-dependency can help us create more resilient and multimodal communities.


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The Global Social Economy Forum () is a global network that aims to serve as a hub for sharing visions and experiences through cooperation and collaboration to build an inclusive, equitable and human centered world.

This year, 2021, Mexico City will host the GSEF2021 in its face-to-face and digital editions.


Ha! Fun to be the one to introduce a young lesbian friend looking for "strong women music" to Erykah Badu, Kate Bush, Yoko Ono (what a bastard you are), Dessa... Her suggestions: Misterwives, Alice Merton, ZZ Ward - all unknown to me, pretty poppy.

RT @WeAreNew_Public@twitter.com

What does "decentralization" look like? Using the work of @ntnsndr@twitter.com, @jessohackberry@twitter.com created a visual glossary for the many possible forms of decentralized networks.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/WeAreNew_Public/st

After a bit too prolonged holidays, WE'RE BACK TO THE DANCEFLOOR, with a refreshed attitude and a bundle pack full of ideas that shine under whatever is left of the dim September sunlight!

We're kicking off the commons.hour - a monthly open gathering to learn, share and co-design a governance model and handbook for - tech infra initiatives like

📆 Monday 27th at 18h UTC

Invitation: opencollective.com/meet-coop/u

Sign up & join us!

cc @Matt_Noyes @matslats @jdaviescoates @coopsmark @msavoritias @zkat @coopcloud @donestech @Stacco @jamiem @fredsultan @Sybille_Saint_Girons @disco_coop @agaric @strypey @flgnk @oli

Hi all. I'm Lucia. New on the block, here to introduce myself:

-- I enjoy computer music, post-photography, and backpacking. Have built a tiny home and eager to do it again.
-- I also enjoy DIY arts like rave and zine scenes.
-- I like to make music and visual art on my computer and I enjoy exploring livecoding and DSP. Some of it's on my website and i'll prob post some here too, along with process posts.

I also have a presence on Merveilles. This presence will point to that one but i'm quite glad to be here to interact with instance-specific happenings.

See you around!


Anybody using socialcoop.meet.coop and getting this security error?

Any suggestions on who to bug about it?

hey speaking of food (when am I not?): Sept 21-23 - Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems, a Global South-led counter-summit to the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). The GPS will gather the broadest number of rural peoples, people’s organizations, CSOs, and advocates on-ground and online to develop a People’s Action Plan and draw up a People’s Declaration for the radical transformation of the current food regimes towards just, equitable, healthy, and sustainable food systems.

FB has its hooks into me. Two most recent examples: an exchange with Michael Yates of Monthly Review Press about work and a comment thread connecting a couple of wonderful co-op organizers in Mexico and the US. Keep trying to raise awareness of the alternatives -- which could easily allow the same networking -- but hard to get people off the ocean liner and into our little zodiac!

Quote of the week: "I'm not religious, but if I had a religion, it would be food based" - and aren't they all, really! Nice to meet you, Community! I'm Laurie and I'm the chief cook and bottle washer over at Open Food Network USA - learn more about us at about.openfoodnetwork.net.


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