Topics Under Tag: "Seattle"

Seattle’s Third Place Books Has Figured Out How to Thrive in Amazon’s Shadow

Project For Public Spaces | February 27, 2016

“[Third Places] are the heart of a community’s social vitality, the grassroots of democracy, but sadly, they constitute a diminishing aspect of the American social landscape.” -Ray Oldenbur Sociologist Ray Oldenburg believed each of us needs three places: the home, the workplace or school, and beyond that, a third place – a public space on neutral […]

An MBA Program Aims to Train a New Generation of Co-op Leaders

Rebecca Torpie | November 16, 2015

Co-ops are on the rise. There are 30,000 cooperative businesses in the U.S., which generate over $500 billion in total revenue, pay out $25 billion in wages and benefits and employ nearly 1 million people. The International Cooperative Alliance has declared this the Decade of the Cooperative and has invited the world to make co-ops […]