Social economy and local development in Montréal A contribution for a more inclusive and sustainable city
Presented at the World conference on the development of cities Porto Alegre/RS, Brésil
Pierre Morrissette, febbraio 2008
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Even if taken separately the impact of each of the experiences that we share here this week is modest compared to the impacts of our respective local and national economic and social system, we can learn a lot from each other. For example, a particularly innovative experience that started here in Porto Alegre, the participatory budget, has inspired a similar process in one of Montreal’s borough and seems to be very popular. So, if we put all these modest but innovative experiences together, we may have the power to change the world a little bit for the better. And maybe one day, our economic and social system will do what it is supposed t do: help us manage our home,
planet earth, in a socially fair and environmentally responsible way.
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