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Paul Glover (activist)

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Paul Glover

Paul Glover (born July 18, 1947) is a community organizer, author, and former university professor currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Community work[edit]

Glover published local histories of Ithaca starting in the 1970s with Glad Day Press. In 1992, he founded the Ithaca Hours, one of the first local currency systems. He said he founded it because there wasn't enough money in the local community.[1][2][3]

He founded of the Philadelphia Orchard Project,[4] the Citizen Planners of Los Angeles[5] and the Ithaca Health Alliance,[6][failed verification] He is author of several books on community economic development,[7] a former professor of urban studies at Temple University,[8] and Ecological economics[9] at Philadelphia University.

He consults as Greenplanners and speaks on community economic development.[10][when?]

Glover suffered a stroke in January 2019.[11][12]

Political career[edit]

Glover was the Green Party candidate for mayor of Ithaca, New York, in 2003.[13]

Glover participated in the Green Party's presidential primaries in 2004.[14]

Glover was the Green Party candidate for governor of Pennsylvania in 2014[15] and 2018.[16]


  • Hometown Money: How to Enrich Your Community with Local Currency, 2013[17]


  1. ^ Cooper, Amy (Nov–Dec 1995). "Mojo's December Hellraiser". Mother Jones. p. 16. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ Fortier, Jana. "Underthrowing the System: How Low Finance Undermines Corporate Culture". Conscious Choice: Journal of Ecology and Healthy Living. September/October 1996, 9 (5): 61–3.
  3. ^ Nieves, Evelyn (21 January 1996). "Our Towns;Ithaca Hours: Pocket Money For Everyman". The New York Times. p. 001021.
  4. ^ McGuire, Virginia C. (2 September 2007). "Replacing Neglect With Peach Trees". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  5. ^ Glover, Paul (Spring 1984). "Citizen Planners: Designing Eco-Los Angeles". paulglover.org.
  6. ^ "Ithaca Health Alliance - Free Clinic". ithacahealth.org.
  7. ^ "Books by Paul Glover". paulglover.org. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  8. ^ "Ecological Economics". paulglover.org.
  9. ^ "Glover's Student Evaluations". paulglover.org.
  10. ^ "GreenPlanners Consultancy". paulglover.org.
  11. ^ "The School for Designing a Society". Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-02-26.
  12. ^ "Patch Adams". Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-02-26.
  13. ^ "Paul Glover for Mayor of Ithaca, NY". paulglover.org.
  14. ^ "Paul Glover to discuss the Ithaca HOUR, an alternative form of money, during lecture at King's" (Press release). Wilkes-Barre, PA: King's College. 7 April 2010. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  15. ^ "Candidates for Governor". Committee of Seventy. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  16. ^ "Green Party of Pennsylvania Announces Seven Candidates for 2018 State and National Election" (Press release). Green Party of Pennsylvania. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Hometown Money: How to Enrich Your Community with Local Currency".

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