Watch: Measuring Beyond Money in NYC's Forgotten Shore Community
The truth about measuring local economic health is that money doesn’t tell the whole story. Follow this NYC community as it rediscovers the overlooked qualities required to build long-term economic and social vitality.
Tottenville was once a vibrant farming, oystering, shipbuilding, and tourism community at New York City's southernmost tip. Today the local economy can't support living wage jobs, community ties have broken down, and Main Street has been replaced by strip malls. How can towns like Tottenville rediscover themselves and thrive in the 21st Century?
Regenerating Tottenville explores a path toward uncovering the often overlooked qualities that help build sustainably vibrant local economies. In doing so, a road map is created for communities suffering from decades of extractive development and neglect across America.
Regenerating Tottenville is an activating storytelling initiative of Capital Institute's Field Guide to a Regenerative Economy, which engages individuals, enterprises, and organizations in collaboartive storytelling projects that capture the emergence of a regenerative economy. Capital Institute, a non-partisan nonprofit founded in 2010 works to catalyze the transition from an extractive economy to a way of living on earth that is just, regenerative, and thus truly sustainable through the implementation of a regenerative economy.