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Have you heard of the term Community Wealth Building? Would you like to explore it further and discuss how it could be implemented in urban areas? Join us at this event to discover more about the subject and the cities that are at the forefront in carrying out this economic model.


A new model of economic development, called Community Wealth Building (CWB), is emerging in cities and communities all over Europe. These cities are challenging the dominant economic system that puts private capital accumulation above the basic needs of people. Local policymakers are building collaborative, inclusive, and locally controlled economies.

During this event, we will explore the concept of CWB and discuss how local authorities can implement these ideas in their own cities. This webinar is part of the project Cities as Places of Hope, that highlights inspiring examples of progressive cities across Europe which are the frontrunners of the social-ecological transition.


  • Tom Lloyd Goodwin, Associate Director of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies: Tom is one of the drivers of Community Wealth Building movement in the United Kingdom and will tell us about the ideas of CWB and the way it is being developed in the UK.
  • Simion Blom, Councilor of GroenLinks in Amsterdam: Simion will talk about their plans to implement the CWB model in Amsterdam.



19:00 – 19:05: Welcome and introduction by Hans Rodenburg

19:05 – 19:20: Presentation by Tom Lloyd Goodwin

19:20 – 19:35: Presentation by Simion Blom

19:35 – 20:00: Questions and discussion



Date and time: Thursday, 28th October from 19:30 to 20:30 CET.

Audience: This webinar will take place in English and is open to the general public

Registrations: Please register through this link.

This event will be organised through the ZOOM platform.

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This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.

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