Books and Publications

Della has been writing about ways to accelerate innovation, increase civic engagement and equip Future-Ready communities and businesses for more than 10 years.  Here’s a sampling:


coverThe Local Economy Revolution: What’s Changed and How You Can Help 

People across the world are discovering that the economics that sustain their communities are shifting fast, and they’re struggling to find new solutions. But instead of just trying old ideas harder, they’re gradually realizing that we need a whole new approach. The Local Economy Revolution shines a new light on the profound impacts of the last few decades on the places where people live and work, and sketches a new way forward that builds on the reasons why our places matter to us.


CrowdSourcing Wisdom

Creating an economy that not only works for everyone, but leverages everyone, requires changing how we do the fundamental work of of choosing the future for their community.  Crowdsourcing Wisdom outlines both a new approach and step-by-step instructions for creating a public space where everyone’s wisdom benefits all of us.






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Everybody Innovates Here

Developing a higher-impact, more sustainable, more inclusive and more effective way to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship across your entire economy

We create a lot of good ideas, but too often they stay small and scattered.  We need to get more of them to reach more people, faster.  Building on discoveries in business, entrepreneurship and economic development, Innovation Infrastructure gives us a blueprint for not just building businesses, but accelerating the transformations we need.


You can also read more of Della’s work on Medium, LinkedIn, the Econogy blog,  the International Economic Development Council’s ED Now  (login required) and, among others.