Funding the Cooperative City in London

Date: Monday 5th February 2018, h.18.45 – 21.00
Location: Everyone Everyday, 55 Ripple Rd, Barking IG11 7NT *
Moderator: Louise Armstrong

Join us for an evening of stories from across Europe about people and places drawn from the
Funding the Cooperative City book!

Funding the Cooperative City explores how citizen initiatives, cooperatives, non-profit companies, community land trusts, crowdfunding platforms, ethical banks and anti-speculation foundations step out of the regular dynamisms of real estate development and arrange new mechanisms to access, purchase, renovate or construct buildings for communities. Through interviews and analyses, this book describes tendencies and contexts, and presents stories and models of community finance and civic economy. It offers a helpful set of resources not only for community organisations and initiators of civic spaces, but also for private developers, municipalities and EU institutions that are willing to support, facilitate or cooperate with them in order to create more resilient and inclusive local communities, facilities and services.

We’ll also have some time to explore together what these examples tell us about the the future of the places we live and work in and what does this tells us about the future of civil society.

Convened with support from the Civil Society Futures Inquiry.
Space kindly provided by Participatory City in one of the first shops part of their Everyone Everyday project in Barking & Dagenham.

* Closest station: Barking, a 5 minute walk to the venue
London Overground, District and Hammersmith & City lines or c2c national rail trains from Fenchurch Street