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Dr. Donnie Maclurcan is co-founder of the Post Growth Institute – an international group exploring and inspiring paths to global prosperity that don’t rely on economic growth. He is also the founder and ideas guy at Project Australia – a community organisation helping people start, scale or sustain Australian not-for-profit initiatives.

Collaborating in Virtual Silence Alternatives in development 

Collaborating in Virtual Silence

Janet Newbury and Donnie Maclurcan, members of the Post Growth Institute, would like to share one incredibly productive, flexible and democratic means of virtual collaboration. They ‘stumbled’ because it became the default method for their Skype conference calls ten seconds into their first attempt for nine of them to connect via video across different time zones. The method: their meetings...
Alternative approaches to nano-innovation and global health equity Technology 

Alternative approaches to nano-innovation and global health equity

Today is World Human Rights Day, a day to celebrate the universal rights afforded to all and a day to remember the widespread inequalities that still exist. Recent advances in nano-innovation signal the potential for big impacts on addressing inequalities in global health from this very, very, very small technology. In this feature, Donnie Maclurcan argues that If nanotechnology is...
Social business and the limits to growth Alternatives in development 

Social business and the limits to growth

In this article, guest contributor Donnie Maclurcan responds to the concept of 'social business' as articulated by Dr. Muhammad Yunus. Acknowledging the successful model of development as implemented by the Grameen Bank, Donnie challenges the long-term sustainability and environmental impact of economic growth-based approaches to development. Profit, growth and consumption are not the only indicators and models for development, nor...