CSI believes that transformative community-scale infrastructure gives communities resources they need to innovate, create opportunities, be in relationship with other communities in their region and build their political economy – in short, to thrive. For community-scale to be effective, communities must be meaningfully engaged in the infrastructure development, its goals and uses; the infrastructure should be responsive to community priorities and it must support the creation of new forms of opportunities for community members.
Community-scale is a recurring theme within CSI program areas:
Energy Democracy, Food Systems and Broadband Equity.
See below for more resources:
– What do Community-Scale Solutions in Energy look like? Read more.
– 2014 Energy Investment Districts (EIDs) Policy Proposal –
– What do Community-Scale Solutions in Food Systems look like? Read more.
– What do Community-Scale Solutions in Broadband look like? Read more.