To build up the city’s economy after the corona crisis, Amsterdam wants to use the ‘doughnut model’, developed by Oxford economist Kate Raworth. The principle: the goal of economic activity should be about meeting the core needs of all people, but within the means of the planet. “I think it can help us overcome the effects of the crisis”, Amsterdam’s deputy mayor, Marieke van Doorninck, told the British ‘Guardian’. “It might look strange that we are talking about the period after that, but as a government we have to. It is to help us to not fall back on easy mechanisms.” The model shall be formally embraced by the municipality of Amsterdam as the starting point for public policy decisions this Wednesday. You can read more here.
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