INTRODUCING THE NEW CHICAGO SCHOOL
A small and growing group of community development and community-based organizational leaders are creating a network called the New Chicago School of Community Economic Development. This network meets to discuss and build consensus around key elements of a proactive agenda that is intentionally in contrast to the internationally known “Chicago School of Economics” centered in the University of Chicago. We seek economic democracy and innovation in the market; an entrepreneurial and strong state that defends the interests of the overwhelming majority of people; and social and political democracy in civil society. We seek development that is economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable and restorative.