Came across this robust economic model recently: Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth. The goal is to transition from 20th century thinking to 21st century processes. It integrates many branches of economics, social and environmental thought, like systems thinking, feminist economics, embedded economics and social justice.
The focus is on creating regenerative and distributive systems that allow us to thrive within planetary and social boundaries.
It's also scaleable and solutions oriented.
There is a Doughnut Economics lab, DEAL, that helps entities put the model into practice.
Here’s a video from the Doughnut lab on how it can be scaled to a city level. If you translate “city” to “local food system” (or any other entity you wish to bring into the 21st century) as you watch the video, the four cornerstones of: social foundation, ecological boundaries, local and global can easily be applied as a framework.
There's also a book that our Green Reads group will be reading. If anyone cares to join reading Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth with the Green Reads group, let me know.