01 Welcome to the Future Economy
How are new business models delivering social, environmental, and socially equitable benefits? A band of economists works to find out.
Kristen Sheeran & Softbox Films
02 Fighting Povertywith Parks
How a Portland coalition is creating green jobs in one of the city’s poorest, most diverse neighborhoods.
Noah Enelow & Oakley Brooks
03 Whose Sharing Economy is It?
One economist couch surfs and parses the literature to figure out who’s benefitting from the exploding sharing economy.
Anders Fremstad, Oakley Brooks & Elise Furlan
04 The Reach ofLocal Foods
The acclaimed local food economy of Hardwick, Vermont is not an island, which is actually a good thing.
Kathryn A. Olson & Dory Athey
How this once-revolutionary farm business model is faring in the Pioneer Valley, where it began.
Mark Paul, Lola Milholland & Melissa Delzio
06 Sewer Heatsthe City
Vancouver shows how urban neighborhoods can tap local energy and make it pencil out.
Marc Lee, Oakley Brooks & Elise Furlan
07 Cleveland's Job Creation Network
A decade ago, a community network committed to expanding jobs and opportunities around Cleveland’s Greater University Circle. Is it working?
Julia Poznik, Jonathan Ramse, Ruchira Sen & Janet Century
08 Framework and Case Studies
These reports take a clear-eyed look at new ways of doing business.
09 The Future Economy Initiative
Learn more about the Future Economy Initiative and meet our steering committee.
Neighborhood energy utilities. Couchsurfing. Car sharing. Credit unions. Co-ops. CSAs.
Are they delivering the impact they promised?