Webinar! Voices of New Economies: Opportunity for All

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Date: 

Mon, 9 Nov 2015

Time:

2:30pm Newfoundland, 2pm Atlantic, 1pm Eastern, 12pm Central, 11am Mountain, 10am Pacific

Cost:

Free! Register now.

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Across Canada and around the world, people are rising up to shape new economies.  Recognizing that the ecological, social and even financial costs of our current economic system are unsustainable, innovative leaders are finding different paths forward.

As part of the third annual New Economy Week, this session will challenge us to explore how we can scale promising social innovations towards larger systemic change.

The contributors will share big ideas and concrete examples of real solutions to further explore perspectives that they and others shared in Voices of New Economies, a report produced as part of Cities for People by One Earth and the Canadian CED Network.

The session offers inspiration for new possibilities that can bring us closer to a just, sustainable, and democratic society.

SPEAKERS

Hosted by Dagmar Timmer, Managing Director and Co-Founder of One Earth, the session will begin with an introduction by Michael Toye, executive Director of the Canadian CED Network and Vanessa Timmer, Executive Director and Co-Founder of One Earth. It features insights from the following Voices contributors:

Marianne JurzyniecGovernance Liaison Manager, Affinity Credit Union

"We know youth are our future therefore investments to educate, mentor, and most importantly to ensure they are contributing to the decisions of today are invaluable.”

Sean GeobeySenior Associate, MaRS Solutions Lab

"Wealth comes from our capacity to invest materially, socially, and intellectually in the creation of institutions and infrastructure that support collective efforts to try and make the world a better place.”

Lis Suarez Visbal-Ensink, Executive Director, FEM International and Co-Director, ETHIK BGC

"The capacity to choose what is best for you and yours and embrace it, not to take what you can because it is your only option, or the only thing you can afford.”

Pallavi Roy, Youth Environmental Co-ordinator, CultureLink Settlement Services

"The energy sector, which has traditionally been highly controlled, has immense potential to be revolutionized through new economic practices.”

Victoria WeeComputer Science student, Stanford University

"Young people are the ingredient x to really carving out the future that we want.”

Nabeel AhmedNetwork Co-ordinator, Social Enterprise Toronto

"At the core, new economies have to be focused around people and protecting public interests, not falling prey to short- term, profit-driven private interests."

Alexa Pitoulis, Managing Director, OpenMedia

"How we interact with media has changed dramatically in the last 20 years.  Local ownership and control over Internet infrastructure is a key component to thriving new economies of the future."

LOGISTICS

You will need speakers or a headset on your computer to participate.  To ensure your system will be compatible with our webinar platform, try this connection test or look at the Adobe Connect quick start guide prior to the session.

NOTE: There will also be a French webinar on November 11 Voix de nouvelles économies : occasion pour tous. Visit the event page to register.

Webinar: The Role of Cities in Sustainable Consumption (20 Oct; also recorded)

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West Coast Climate Forum’s next webinar:

The Role of Cities in Sustainable Consumption: Making the Case for Local Action

Tuesday, October 20, 9:30-11:00 am, PT 

 Register here:  http://bit.ly/Oct20webinarSustainable Consumption Report_Cara Pike

In this webinar, we return to the role of cities in advancing sustainable consumption and explore how municipal leaders can effectively frame the issue for successful local action.  How do we engage in positive, meaningful conversations within our communities about changing our consumption patterns in a way that resonates with our shared values?

In this webinar, Babe O’Sullivan, Sustainability Liaison with the City of Eugene, will provide a review of the Eugene Memo which lays out the rationale and opportunities for cities to take action, and Vanessa Timmer, Executive Director of One Earth and Cara Pike with Social Capital Strategies will discuss the report, Sustainable Production and Consumption Framing: A Research Summary.

This webinar is free and open to the public.

If you are unable to attend this webinar, you can find the webinar recording here by October 27th.

Webinar: Tower Renewal in the Arrival City

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On March 13, join Cities of Migration and the Centre for City Ecology for a webinar on the role that apartment tower neighbourhoods are playing in accomodating urban migrants across the world.

This webinar is a live event in the Arrival City edition of the City Builder Book Club.

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Time

10:00 EDT in Toronto, New York
14:00 GMT in London
15:00 CET in Rotterdam, Berlin, Barcelona

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Meet the vertical city!

Visit Bijlmermeer in Amsterdam, Marzahn in Berlin, Thorncliffe Park in Toronto. High density, apartment tower neighbourhoods like these are ‘arrival cities’ to millions of urban migrants and home to some of the most vibrant, ambitious and often most vulnerable, low income communities in the city. Newcomer potential can be thwarted without access to the proper amenities – social services, public transit or local commercial and employment opportunities. How do we leverage the potential of these dynamic high-density neighbourhoods that newcomers call home? What are the policy, zoning and social investments needed to transform the urban fringe into an incubator of immigrant and community success?

Join us to learn how the ground-breaking Tower Neighbourhood Renewal project in Toronto is exploring alternative narratives about urban renewal from European cities, integrating social resiliency, stewardship, adaptability into city-building and changing how we think about and live in tower neighbourhoods. This webinar is a live event in the Arrival City edition of the City Builder Book Club, and is brought to you by Cities of Migration and the Centre for City Ecology.

Speakers

  • Graeme Stewart, Associate at ERA Architects and a founding director of the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (CUG+R)
  • Gerben Helleman, Urban Geographer and Blogger, Urban Springtime

Read more about the webinar and speakers, and register here.

 

 

Webinar – Riane Eisler: Leadership for a Life-Sustaining World (Feb 19th)

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Conversations with Riane Eisler: Leadership for a Life-Sustaining World

Feb. 19, 2015  11am-12:30pm PST 

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Join acclaimed cultural historian and futurist Riane Eisler for a dynamic dialogue about how you can take a stand for a new story of human possibility and become a leader in the movement to a more peaceful, equitable, and sustainable world.

A Leadership Series webinar. $45

Register

In this 90-minute live online session, Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice & the Blade and The Real Wealth of Nations, will illuminate the outdated dynamics of gender and power undermining our well-being and economic prosperity. She’ll answer your questions about what role you can play in the shift to more caring and sustainable social systems that support the relationships that matter most to us all – equitable and empowering relationships with our families, our communities, and our natural environment.

Riane will answer questions including:

  • How are outdated systems of gender and power still guiding our economic policies? 
  • How can we recognize and change these patterns?
  • What would an economy that recognizes the value of the life-sustaining work of care still mainly performed by women look like? 
  • How would a caring economy put an end to the systematic impoverishment of women and children and generate greater economic prosperity for everyone, not just the 1%?
  • What can you do to support these essential changes?

Bring your questions and concerns to this interactive online discussion on Thursday, February 19th from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PST.

You are invited to submit a question for Riane in advance of the session.  You may share a question when you register, or send a question to annamberg.cps@gmail.com no later than February 16th, 2014. Questions will also be taken in real time during the webinar, as time permits.

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SIRC webinar #5: Art that changes the world

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About the webinar

Judith Marcuse’s webinar will explore the burgeoning connections between art, innovation, and social change by highlighting some of the work being done in communities across Canada and internationally that employ art-making as a central strategy. Her work explores the question of how we can use a cultural lens and arts-infused practices to create more dynamic, healthy and creative cities.

Marcuse will explore what it means to integrate art perspectives and practices into change agendas in order to inform and enrich our approaches to social innovation. She will also highlight her recent work with organizations such as Cirque du Soleil’s NGO, One Drop, and in strategic planning for the City of Vancouver.

Arts-infused facilitation and other arts-based strategies can effectively address the complexity of the many challenges we face in the development of cross-sector collaboration (and in many other forms of change work). Marcuse will share insights about partnerships between arts and non-arts organizations, as well as the role that arts facilitation can take in the creation of inclusive policy and governance models.

And, because we are in the realm of vision and imagination, she will share a few simple methods to help enliven our own work habits and perspectives.

Date: Tuesday, Feburary 24, 2015

Time: 12:00-1:00pm EST

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About Judith Marcuse

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Judith Marcuse’s career spans more than 40 years of professional work as a dancer, choreographer, director, producer, teacher, writer, consultant and lecturer in Canada and abroad. She has created over 100 original works for live performance by dance, theatre and opera companies as well as for film and television and has produced seven large-scale, international arts festivals. Her repertory contemporary dance company toured extensively in Canada and abroad for 15 years, while also producing community residencies and youth programs. Among many initiatives her youth-focused, five-year, issue-based ICE, FIRE and EARTH projects involved thousands of youth in workshops, national touring, television production and community collaborations.

Founder and Co-Director of the International Centre of Art for Social Change, she is a Senior Fellow of Ashoka International. Among her many honours, she has received the Lee and Chalmers Canadian choreographic awards and an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University. She is an Adjunct Professor and Artist in Residence at SFU and is leading the ASC! Project, a five-year research initiative on art for social change in Canada.

Marcuse has pioneered the application of arts-infused dialogue and other creative approaches for cross-sector collaboration and consults for private and public sector organizations across Canada and abroad.

SIRC webinar #4: URBACT and innovative practice in European cities

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How is the city of Turin, Italy, encouraging its public employees to be more innovative? How are Swedish cities using public procurement to drive low carbon food production and healthier eating in schools? What are Rotterdam, Glasgow and Tampere doing to stimulate youth entrepreneurship?

This webinar, the fourth in the Social Innovation & Resilience in Cities (#SIRCities) series co-hosted by Cities for People and Social Innovation Generation, will open a window on innovative practice in Europe’s cities. The focus will be on the practical ways they are tackling some of our biggest economic, environmental and social challenges.

Drawing from the experience of URBACT, the EU’s Paris-based learning and exchange programme for cities, the webinar will also examine how cities learn from one another. This will include insights into the tools being used to build urban stakeholder capacity in Europe.

Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2014

Time: 12:00-1:00pm EST

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About Eddy Adams

Eddy Adams is an Expert Adviser to URBACT, the European Union’s learning and exchange programme for cities, covering 30 countries. URBACT funds European cities to collaborate on tackling shared problems. Eddy is part of a team that supports participating cities to achieve good results, and he has a particular interest in Human Capital and Social Innovation. The role, also involves capturing and sharing the key lessons emerging from this work, which has involved more than 500 cities.

He is particularly active in the development of new ways to build the capacity of city stakeholders. This has included a key role in the URBACT Summer University as well as the development of a capacity building programme for urban practitioners across Europe.

Eddy is a Fellow of the RSA, a cities’ advisor to the Young Foundation and a Member of SIX, the global Social Innovation Exchange.

Follow Eddy Adams on Twitter at @Eddyca1.

Caring Economy Webinars with Riane Eisler – 14 & 22 Jan 2015

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Learn about the Caring Economy movement: On January 14, 2015 for The Caring Economy Starter Course and on January 22, 2015 for Counting Care In: An Introduction to Social Wealth Economic Indicators.

We all know the profound impact that care and care giving work have on human development and well-being, but in order to shift our patterns of investment, we must also be able to show the value of care in economic terms.

The Caring Economy Starter Course is a free 60 minute webinar with Riane Eisler that introduces the Caring Economy Campaign and shows how you can be a part of a growing movement to finally make visible the dollars-and-cents value of the work of care and caregiving that forms the essential foundation of our collective prosperity.
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Counting Care In is a free 60 minute introduction to Social Wealth Economic Indicators  - new measures of prosperity that highlight the economic value of social well being and high quality human capital.

The SWEIS provide business and policy leaders a powerful new tool to support them in building a more equitable and sustainable economy.  Find out how SWEIs provide the evidence-base you need to make the case for caring policies such as paid parental and sick leave, caregiver tax credits, better pay for care workers and educators, and increased investment in early childhood care and education.
REGISTER

Questions? Please email Ann at annamberg.cps@gmail.com
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VIDEO: SIRC Webinar #3 on Vertical Resilience & Community Renewal

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On Tuesday, December 9, Cities for People and Social Innovation Generation (SiG) co-hosted the second webinar in our joint series, Social Innovation & Resilience in Cities with Graeme Stewart and John Brodhead, who presented their work on the Tower Renewal  project in Toronto. 

Tower Renewal is a program to drive broad environmental, social, economic, and cultural change by improving Toronto’s concrete apartment towers and the neighbourhoods that surround them. Their vision is to work with residents to reinvigorate these important neighbourhoods, making them more liveable and energy efficient, while bringing new community amenities to the sites.

Watch the recording here:

SIRC webinar #3: Vertical Resilience & Community Renewal from J.W. McConnell Family Foundation on Vimeo.

VIDEO: SIRC Webinar #2 on 100in1Day and Active Citizenship

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On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Cities for People and Social Innovation Generation (SiG) co-hosted the second webinar in our joint series, Social Innovation & Resilience in Cities with Juan Carlos and Cédric Jamet, core organizers who launched the 100in1Day movement in Canada.

In this interactive webinar, our guests tell the story of the 100in1Day movement and invited participants to reflect on the question: "What do you want for your city?" At the heart of 100in1Day is active citizenship, which means going beyond voting and complaining to living consciously and embracing our own power as everyday urban citizens.

Join us in exploring the practice of active citizenship and finding your own personal connection to place and community. Dare to step out of your personal bubble and into the commons.

Watch the recording here:

SIRC webinar #2: 100in1Day and Active Citizenship from J.W. McConnell Family Foundation on Vimeo.

VIDEO: SIRC Webinar #1 with Chiara Camponeschi

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On Tuesday, September 30, Cities for People and Social Innovation Generation (SiG) launched a new online series, Social Innovation & Resilience in Cities with Chiara Camponeschi, author of of Enabling City.

Enhancing Creative Community Resilience

What is the connection between resilience and civic imagination? What role do local culture and creativity play in processes of social innovation? And how can participatory practices turn cities into co-creators of ‘enabling’ frameworks?

In this webinar, Chiara Camponeschi draws on insights shared in her latest book, Enabling City Volume 2, to explore movements of collective creation that provide society with the ideas, identities, and even ideals to collectively explore – and enhance – narratives of socially innovative resilience.

Watch the recording here:

SIRC Webinar 1 Community Resilience with Chiara Camponeschi from Cities for People on Vimeo.