|Established in 1980, Ganas is an urban community located
in Staten Island, New York. The community has three different population
groups representing differing levels of involvement. Some members work
outside jobs while some work in the community's businesses.
|Article which advocates improving community economics. It
points out the importance of improving systems and procedures for production,
administration and training. Other topics include diversification of income
sources, the importance of a higher standard of living, suggestions for
community businesses. The article also describes the economic base of
Communities as Laboratories for Learning About Direct Democracy
|Article that discusses aspects of small living group democracy.
Topics include Problems with Cooperative Self-governing, Why intentional
communities are motivated to build a better world and the Ganas Experiment
with Feedback Learning.
|A comprehensive description of the community including physical
facilities, population groups, economic objectives, decisionmaking, organizational
structure, approach to problem solving.