Global Community Initiatives
Publications
These are just a few of the publications available from Global Community Initiatives. Please contact us for more information.
Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies.  Bernard Lietaer and Gwendolyn Hallsmith, 2011. Communities all over the world are learning how to achieve their sustainability goals by using complementary currencies for exchanges, savings, and finance. This book gives many examples, and provides a vision of a more resilient local economy. 
Local Action for Sustainable Economic Renewal: A Guide to Community Development. 
GCI has partnered with Hunter Lovins and Christopher Juniper of Natural Capitalism Solutions in Boulder, CO to prepare this workbook for communities on sustainable ways to build real wealth by strengthening the local economy.
Community Currency.  This short workbook by Bernard Lietaer and Gwendolyn Hallsmith has been used all over the world - it has been translated into over 15 languages at this point. It is a step by step guide to establishing a local currency to meet your local needs.

Taking Action for Sustainability: The EarthCAT Guide to Community Development 
A workbook based on the Earth Charter that provides a step by step guide for community leaders who want to achieve integrated goals of a safe and healthy environment, a vibrant local economy, good governance, and a high level of social well-being. 

The Key to Sustainable Cities 
Most of the world‘s population now lives in cities, but despite wide agreement on the core values of sustainable societies, municipalities are so busy solving current problems they don‘t have the time or resources to plan effective action for sustainability. The Key to Sustainable Cities uses the principles of system dynamics to demonstrate how today‘s problems were yesterday‘s solutions. The book points to a new approach to city planning that builds on assets as a starting point for cities to develop healthy social, governance, economic, and environmental systems