Hyperlocal news and hyperlocavores
One of the very loose intellectual concepts that I am thinking about at the moment is the link between the developing locavore movement and hyperlocal news.
Very simply I feel that more successful local living will depend to some extent or other on enhanced local knowledge and good local communications. Two things that big economics have been largley uninterested in due to analogue economies of scale. It also links to ideas about creating social capital and enhancing relational ties in networks.
As such I was really interested to come across Liz McLellan’s blog, hyperlocavore. Her blog is not just a great resource for potential locavores (or even hyperlocavores), but provides an excellent starting point to explore my rough thinking about local activism and local knowledge. I particularly liked ‘100 reseaons to be a hyperlocavore’.