Local Models

The rules have changed!

Wondering why no new models are being posted here?

We live in a different world now, since a global crisis, called pandemic, began in 2020. Where has democracy gone? Where does autocracy start? There are no new models, since governments no longer want them.

Nevertheless, new seedlings are emerging. Look at what citizens are creating to fill a political gap. Please go to Emerging Models.

The pre-crisis models on this website might even just illustrate a transition towards something completely new.

 

 

FROME – where citizens run their town themselves

FROME – where citizens run their town themselves

Learn from this smart way of local governance how you can make politics relevant, effective and fun in your town.
NEWHAM – Where citizens are getting heard

NEWHAM – Where citizens are getting heard

Residents are co-creating their community neighbourhoods and deciding where to invest their citizens’ budget. A blueprint for participatory democracy in the UK?
Kingersheim, a “democracy-construction”

Kingersheim, a “democracy-construction”

Participatory Councils, “agorateurs”, and the House of Citizenship are some of the tools used to help enhance democracy here.
Transition Town Initiative Grafing – City in Transition

Transition Town Initiative Grafing – City in Transition

Transition Town Grafing - where citizens initiated a new way of running their town with openness, trust, and a constructive and positive approach.