What does "economic development" look like through permaculture goggles? Is that even a good question? In this presentation, we'll look at how permaculture might help or hinder citizen-led approaches to economic development. And we'll look at a real world case study, the Totnes REconomy Project.
Jay Tompt is a co-founding member of the Totnes REconomy Project and independent consultant. Since 2011, the Totnes REconomy Project has developed an innovative approach to economic regeneration and resilience, which includes the Local Economic Blueprint, Local Entrepreneur Forum, and the REconomy Centre. Jay has also worked with groups across Europe and Japan. Jay is a graduate of the Monterey Institute of International Studies and San Jose State University. He’s also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is an associate lecturer in economics at Plymouth University.