Gar Alperovitz

Gar Alperovitz is Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative. His latest book is What Then Must We Do? Democratizing Wealth and Building a Community Sustaining Economy From the Ground Up.

What If Community Developers Held a Congress and Everyone Showed Up?

The question we pose captures some of the feeling emanating from the People & Places conference, which took place in Washington, D.C. earlier this...

Forging a Transformative Vision

Building economic power through community ownership is the antidote to the systemic failures of our current system.

Asset-Building Comes of Age

From IDAs to comprehensive community wealth building, the number of strategies to increase personal and collective assets is growing.