Another key area to discuss and solidify in the early planning stages is Governance.  How will decisions be made?  Also we could include Ownership here and Corporate organization (ie non-profit, etc).  Keith has written a fair bit in his discussion paper, linked here.

More to come… open participation!


3 Responses to Governance

  1. kshackleton says:

    On April 16, 2011, after reviewing different models for decision-making, Lanark Eco-Village members decided to use “Formal Consensus”, the model developed by C. T. Butler ( as our primary model.

    We decided also to use the colour card system to improve communication in the meetings. A quick guide to the colour cards is here:

    We agreed also to be guided by the principles of Consultative decision-making. A good summary of these is here:

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