EngagingCities’s Managing Editor Della Rucker has released a new book about the big changes in how communities work, and how professionals and volunteers of all types can help their places succeed in the face of these new conditions.
In The Local Economy Revolution, economic revitalization specialist Della Rucker unpacks the deep changes underlying these communities’ struggles. Drawing on both professional expertise and personal stories and analogies that reach deeply into human experience, The Local Economy Revolution shines a new light on the profound impacts of the last few decades on the places where people live and work, and sketches a new way forward that builds on the reasons why our places matter to us.
The Local Economy Revolution takes readers on a tour of three Undercurrents driving changes in local economies, four Implications that derive from those Undercurrents, and three Secret Weapons. Written in an accessible, personal style that is by turns profound, touching and beautiful, The Local Economy Revolution gives a refreshing, optimistic new perspective on the importance and potential of communities of all types.