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The Future of the City

The Atlantic magazine has a special section on ‘The Future of the City.’

There’s  lot of really interesting stuff here, from local currencies to Robert Moses.

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Detroit Introduces Local Currency

The city of Detroit has unveiled a local currency, according to Model D media.

We’ve written about Toledo’s buy local movement. Printing a local currency takes the buy-local economic development notion to its highest level.

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The exchange of local currency requires a commitment from buyers to spend their money at local merchants.

Many communities from Ithaca, New York to Pittsboro, N.C., have resorted to this Depression-era concept to stimulate the local economy, USA Today reports. Continue reading

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