Today we are excited to be celebrating the first anniversary of the DEAL Community Platform
(this website) which first launched on September 29th, 2020.
Since launch, more than 7000 people
from all around the world have joined the DEAL Community. Together we have crafted and shared more than 70 open-access tools
and 100 stories
, and attended more than 130 events.
The most popular tools and stories so far
Our most used tool was ‘Creating City Portraits’
— an extensive methodological guide for downscaling the Doughnut to the city and turning it into a tool for transformative action. (An updated version of which is currently in the works
, co-created with the community).
What’s next for the DEAL Community Platform?
The DEAL Community Platform was, and is, an experiment in co-creation. We have continued to learn, adapt and evolve with the help of the DEAL Community and we often share our ongoing reflections and learnings in the monthly DEAL Newsletter
For example, back in our very first issue
, we highlighted some key community feedback - around connecting with other members, keeping track of new activity, and more - which went on to directly feed into a range of new features
that we released in June of this year.
Back in March we also launched the Platform Development Hub
, a space for the whole community to feed back directly on the platform itself and suggest improvements and new features to help empower everyone to put the ideas of Doughnut Economics into practice.
Thank you for all of your contributions to the DEAL Community so far — here’s to another great year!