The New Local Masterclass
“The world needs a new story and a new roadmap to renew, restart and reconstruct our communities”
The New Local is a movement towards refocusing community, economic development and placemaking. The New Local comprises of ten new principles that Gilbert Rochecouste, (Thought leader, Founder and Managing Director of Village Well) and Michael Shuman (Economist, Attorney Author and Entrepreneur) have together developed and provided a compelling story for a new economic development and place-led approach to building resilient and regenerative communities, cities, towns and mainstreets in a post-COVID-19 and climate change world.
build RESILIENCE, REGENERATION & SELF-RELIANCE
in a post-COVID climate change world
The New Local webinar series delves into the ten principles, offering insights, guidance, support
Purchase the ten New Local videos which delve into the ten principles with real world case studies and examples.
We offer bespoke training for council and community.
Tailor made recommendations for a New Local Strategy. We are currently working with City of Newcastle to develop a set of recommendations to guide their new economic development strategy and create a New Local Festival.
“The New Local series dishes up exactly what we need to be energised, inspired and have a fully loaded tool belt to move through the current challenges we face as a society. Gilbert and Michael expertly guide us through a new way of thinking that has the potential to uplift us beyond the outdated paradigms that are no longer serving us and into a New Local.”
– Rachel Kendrigan, Director & Founder, Regenerative Communities
“This is a content packed series that will make you think that everything is possible, but local is best. I loved it.”
– Sophie McCarthy, Business and Events Coordinator, City of Port Phillip
“The New Local gave me both a deep and a wide understanding of Placemaking, as well as the confidence to make a start in my community. If you care about your place and want to understand how to best serve it in a changing world, this programme is unmissable. Thanks Michael, Gilbert and the team!”
– Charlotte Lawler, Assistant Manager, Wattle Organic Farms
“This course was packed full of very useful information and resources and sets a great foundation for placemaking moving forward after covid. The resources are very practical and useful as well as the example provided and allows for group discussion to help grow ideas and gain insight from others and their experiences.”
– Michelle Tucker, Principal Strategic Planner, Noosa Council