Helena Norberg-Hodge

1946 - Today

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Helena Norberg-Hodge is founder and director of Local Futures, previously known as the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC). Local Futures is a non-profit organization "dedicated to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide." Norberg-Hodge is the author of the international best-selling book Ancient Futures (1991), about tradition and change in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, available in multiple languages, as an ecobook and audiobook versions. She is also the author of Local is Our Future (2019), in which she advocates for localized alternatives to the global economy, particularly involving the creation of robust local food systems and democratic structures that can effectively resist authoritarianism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helena Norberg-Hodge has received more than 109,899 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Helena Norberg-Hodge is the 6,455th most popular writer, the 1,225th most popular biography from Sweden and the 93rd most popular Swedish Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 110k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 40.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.24

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Manger local
Agriculture, Environmental aspects of Agriculture, Sustainable agriculture
Bringing the Food Economy Home
Agriculture, Environmental aspects of Agriculture, Sustainable agriculture
Ancient futures
Rural conditions, Appropriate technology, Rural development projects
Ancient futures : learning from Ladakh
Rural development projects
Ancient Futures, 3rd Edition
From the Ground Up
Agriculture, Sustainable agriculture, Economic aspects

Page views of Helena Norberg-Hodges by language

Over the past year Helena Norberg-Hodge has had the most page views in the with 10,888 views, followed by Korean (1,930), and Spanish (1,148). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (249.03%), Persian (222.22%), and Spanish (67.84%)


Among writers, Helena Norberg-Hodge ranks 6,455 out of 7,302Before her are Nahed Hattar, Robert Cormier, Susan Bassnett, Conn Iggulden, Peter Hitchens, and David Foenkinos. After her are Saunders Lewis, Denis Johnson, Rahat Indori, Stanislava Staša Zajović, Brené Brown, and Amy Sherman-Palladino.

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Among people born in 1946, Helena Norberg-Hodge ranks 755Before her are Andreas Kunz, Julie Covington, Gene Siskel, Loudon Wainwright III, John M. Lounge, and Alexandra Bastedo. After her are Susan Saint James, Kiril Ivkov, Robert L. Gibson, P. P. Arnold, Suresh Oberoi, and Jean-Claude Désir.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Helena Norberg-Hodge ranks 1,225 out of 1,879Before her are Petter Hansson (1976), Mikael Åkerfeldt (1974), Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland (2012), Robin Olsen (1990), Lykke Li (1986), and Peter Lundgren (1965). After her are Sebastian Larsson (1985), José González (1978), Andreas Johnson (1970), Linda Haglund (1956), Dejan Kulusevski (2000), and Christian Lindberg (1958).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Helena Norberg-Hodge ranks 93Before her are John Ajvide Lindqvist (1968), Birger Sjöberg (1885), Stig Claesson (1928), Mikael Niemi (1959), Sonja Åkesson (1926), and Klas Östergren (1955). After her are Eva Ström (1947), Martin Österdahl (1973), Rick Falkvinge (1972), Kristina Ohlsson (1979), Sara Stridsberg (1972), and Lena Andersson (1970).