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Organizational Forms Site Plan

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Organizational Forms Site Plan

This page presents links to pages that already exist under the "Organizational Forms" section of NORA, as well as listings of pages that are planned. The indentation pattern shows which pages are "parents" of which other pages; a planned page will already be listed in its parent page (or sometimes in its "grandparent"). As pages get written, planned "child" themes will emerge leading to the listing of additional planned pages on this page.

Note: Duplicating the same page titles should be avoided, whether within this page or among the three site plans for needs, organizational forms and resources. Thus, although pages once written may have any number of links to different needs, organizational forms and resources, they should be listed only once here under the "parent" that seems most directly applicable.


Self-provisioning cluster:

  • urban planning that supports walkable neighborhoods
  • shorter work-weeks
  • fab-labs
  • computer software that enables individual creativity (multi-media, design, publishing etc.)
  • gender equality
  • self-built housing
  • buying clubs
  • Information resources and educational programs for
  • gardening
  • parenting
  • cooking
  • health
  • DIY projects (home-building, repair, furniture building etc.)


Community solidarity cluster

Natural resource management cluster

Individual sales cluster:

  • Worker cooperatives
  • Employee stock ownership plans
  • Worker co-management
  • Government regulations to protect consumers, workers, and the environment
  • Fair trade organizations
  • Social certifications (e.g., for sweatshop-free goods)
  • Environmental certifications (e.g., organic agriculture, sustainable forestry)

Constrained-choice services or sales cluster:

  • Utilities: water, sewage, natural gas, electricity, cable services, landline and mobile phone companies


    • Public utilities
    • Customer-owned utilities
    • Hybrid models


  • Public transport services


    • Publicly owned public transportation
    • Public-private partnerships
  • Transportation and telecommunications infrastructure
  • Public parks and places
  • Production of large aircraft, large weapon systems, industrial plants, transportation infrastructure


    • Methods to ensure effective public oversight, to prevent corruption and cost overruns
  • Banking, insurance, and other financial services


    • Credit unions
    • Mutual insurance companies
    • Microfinance
  • Educational institutions (K-12, universities, community colleges, business schools, adult education centers, etc.)


  • Hospitals and other health-care institutions
  • Retirement homes and services
  • Social services, including unemployment and retirement benefits and benefits for people with disabilities
  • Legislation
  • Courts, arbitration and dispute settlement
  • Law or rule enforcement; police
  • Government administration and taxation


    • Participatory budgeting
    • Democratic procedures
  • The military
  • Subscriptions and services with long-term contracts


    • online social networks
    • community supported agriculture.
  • Religious institutions
  • Professional and business associations, chambers of commerce, unions, and other similar organizations
  • Community development and planning institutions
  • Principled societies



Coercion and denial of choice cluster

Sharing/renting cluster

Free knowledge cluster




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