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Nesta

Nesta is an independent charity with a mission to help people and organizations bring great ideas to life. Nesta does this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills. This animation explains more about what Nesta does and how it works, with examples of the kinds of ideas Nesta has helped develop…

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Sustainable Cities: The Role for Philanthropy in Promoting Urban Sustainability

This report was commissioned by the Canadian Environmental Grant-maker’s Network (CEGN) in order to explore the possibilities for greater philanthropic involvement in the issue of urban sustainability in Canada.

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Sustainable Cities: The Role for Philanthropy in Promoting Urban Sustainability

This executive summary outlines some of the key issues related to urban sustainability in Canada, profiles some of the promising approaches, and explores various roles that the philanthropic community could play in moving communities forward in this field.

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Places in the Making: How placemaking builds places and communities

New MIT Research on Placemaking Reveals the Power of Community Engagement in Design of Public Spaces. Public places play a key role in building community and placemaking can empower local communities to create a sense of “belonging” through place. A new report by a DUSP research team, led by Susan Silberberg, examines the interactions between…

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[T4T] Vibrant Communities Canada – Cities Reducing Poverty

Learning Community with a host of resources related to poverty reduction, collective impact, collaboration, community change, social inclusion and way more!

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[T4T] Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity

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[T4T] Collective Impact

This article discusses large-scale social change and broad cross-sector coordination.

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[T4T] Field Building

SIG’s summary of field building with a list of additional resources

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[T4T] Transformer: How to build a network to change a system

A Case Study of the RE-AMP Energy Network

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[T4T] Innovation Network for Communities – Network Management Slides

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