iota:red is an investigative platform dedicated to the support of local community organisations.


The Need

We live in an age where an unprecedented number of critical issues need action. Experience and commonsense have naturally led us to a plan for a better, more equitable, society. The way forward is based upon the fundamentally important approach of Community Wealth Building, on a foundation of the economics of the twenty-first century: Doughnut Economics.

Whilst fascinating in their own right, those subjects mean little to people unless they are directly related to the local communities in which people live.

The way that we do that is by analysing the planning of the built environment that provides the physical basis of local communities.

Oddly enough, this is an effective way to engage citizens.

The Platform

The iota:red platform is a cloud-based software environment design to provide whatever support community groups require. We have been working with many groups, over many years. What we have learnt is driving iota:red technical development.

We have barely scratched the surface... there is much more on the way.

The Team

The iota:red team comprises people with experience and expertise of the following roles:

Marketers: traditional and digital

Business creation and operation: Directors, Managers (General, Financial, Product, Sports)

Photographers, Videographers, Writers, Graphic Designers, Publishers

Engineers: Software, Knowledge, Telecoms

Analysts: Data, System, Planning

Lecturers, Researchers, Teachers

Policy Officers, Political Educators

Charity Operations



Latest: White Paper analysis is here



Town Planning


... leads to homes and infrastructure


... that provide the foundation for a healthy and vibrant community


... which grows if it has a strong circular economy


... which considers issues:


Economic - Environmental - Social


Planning Process

Planning Applications

Circular Economy






Community Wealth

Tired of an economic system that leaves you struggling? Then let's look at it objectively: We care about things like employment, housing, health, culture, inclusiveness, the environment, expenditure, and the cost of living.

All activities by our local councils and national government must be judged from three main viewpoints: Economic (Financial), Social, and Environmental.

Community Wealth Building looks at the economy through the simple lens of keeping it local wherever possible. Why? Because if money is kept flowing around the local economy, local jobs and wealth are created. What use is a bucket full of holes?

Doughnut Economics

To be able to organise the local economy, first we must see the big picture. If we do not understand the big picture, it will squash us when we focus our eyes locally.

The foundation of future thinking is provided by the twenty-first century approach of what is known as Doughnut Economics.

Watch this six minutes video, and your eyes will open:

Doughnut Economics relates as much to food, housing, healthcare, and political voice as it does to the climate emergency.



I have structured information in a database that covers the (very) wide range of topics that effect local economies.


Community Wealth DataBase


iota:red is an investigative platform dedicated to the support of local community organisations.

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