You asked about cities. You need to see Robs Pattern on understanding scale. We have had a dialogue at the architectural museum with an interactive exhibition "connecting stockholm" I am sure they would like to come to your town. Red more on my blog http://avbp.net/?p=765.
Then I am working on something smaller called " working title" Community moot" using financial permaculture I could send a draft
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I love you adding the question, "Why this practice calls to me?" This international network of friends calls me to the table just as I am to be with them just as they are...and yes, it nurtures our collective becoming.