Here you will find stories on the International Co-operative Alliance Blueprint themes as well as academic case studies and in-depth stories. Browse the stories to learn more about co-operatives and their unique features.

Case study – A Quiet Revolution: Co-operative schools in the UK

Executive Summary This case study discusses the growth of a new co-operative sector in England during the past ten years which has been one of the movement’s success stories. The development of more than 700 schools as multi stakeholder co-operatives has been aptly described as ‘a quiet revolution’. Moreover, this ‘revolution’ has occurred during the […]

Case study – Habitat participatif in France: the case of H’Nord (Bordeaux)

  Executive Summary H’Nord is an eco-neighbourhood housing redevelopment project under construction within the Des Chartrons district in the northern part of Bordeaux. The project started when, in 2004, three long standing residents of the neighbourhood began to think about how to exploit a vast industrial area left abandoned for several years in their neighbourhood. […]

Sustainability: inbuilt in the cooperative model

In 2013 the global representative body for the global cooperative sector, the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), decided it was time to take action on sustainability. Oft used as a term to describe cooperatives, the ICA wanted to understand in great detail in fact how appropriate and accurate the term “sustainable” was to describe the cooperative […]

San Francisco Bay Area Coops: A Photo Journey

Out at the edge of the Western United States, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to dozens of unique, cooperatively-owned businesses. California has long engendered hopes and dreams of epic proportion and lured prospectors seeking wonder and wealth. In the 1840s the world heard a rumor that gold lay in California’s northern hills. Cooperatives […]

Co-cylce 2013 Tour

Co-cycle is now accepting applications for the 2013 Tour (deadline extended to April 15th). Join them today! Co-cycle will be traveling from Seattle to Boston from early June to Mid-August. Download the Co-cycle Rider Application here and please submit the application to info@co-cycle.coop no later than April 15th.

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