Creating a Durable Local Economy: Lessons from the Burlington, VT model

April 28, 2014 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Chris Martenson,, April 2014


In a recent interview with Michael Shuman discussing local economies, Shuman praised the progress made in Burlington, Vermont over the past 25 years — largely led by a local activist named Bruce Seifer who co-authored the book Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy. ..we invited Bruce to speak specifically about the urban revitalization he has helped bring about in Burlington, and what other communities can learn from that model.

“So today, we are talking with Bruce Seifer to find out more about exactly how Burlington went about creating a vibrant and attractive local economy by systematically diversifying its businesses and thinking about where they wanted to go and how they were going to get there. Bruce Seifer is a consultant with extensive experience in economic development. Under former Mayors Bernie Sanders and Peter Clavelle, he led Burlington, Vermont’s community and economic development efforts for 28 years by developing a nationally recognized model for locally focused and community oriented urban revitalization.”

Read the transcript or listen to the podcast HERE>>



Entry filed under: Business, Relocalization, Resilience.

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