The Meaning of Local

Research and Presentation at International Association for Public Participation in Ottawa in 2003.

The Groundwork Project

COMMUNITY CIRCLES FOR COMMON GROUND – PLACE-BASED RESEARCH BY LOCALS Economics for Peace Institute encourages communities to establish baseline indicators of community well-being and ecosystem stewardship for the purposes of planning, implementation and evaluation. We are running a two-year (2022,…

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Shop | Plastics Free

Markets require perfect information to avoid externalities. We hope to provide a means to inform local markets with participatory research on what helps rather than harms. We will develop local markets wherever we are running The Groundwork Project. We will…

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Cooperatives Cafe ~ ongoing monthly

The cooperative model is an opportunity to restore the means of production to local people so that they may become producers. Through these monthly discussions and other outreach, we are growing a network of individuals to explore and later implement…

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About Social Fieldwork

Social fieldwork is practical research that ensures real local input is at the table when public decisions are made. The institute fosters social fieldwork by local people so place-based communities can come together around baseline indicators of community well-being and…

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The Artists for Peace Collection

Our shop is where to for the online gallery Artists for Peace in support of The Groundwork Project and other critical initiatives of Economics for Peace Institute. We are particularly interested in showcasing place-based artists whose work uniquely evokes a…

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Visit Website of the Guild for Social Fieldwork

The Guild for Social Fieldwork is an initiative of Economics for Peace Institute to network practitioners and share resources. Starting in 2023, Economics for Peace Institute will offer membership in the Guild. If the initiative is a success, the Guild…

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Social Fieldwork Training Overview

We provide workshops in person and webinars online. Occasionally, a training event may be hybrid, or include both. We provide in person workshops for and by locals. The Groundwork Project will have many teachable moments for social fieldwork. We will…

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