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CitySpeak

CitySpeak is a new publication on Medium that invites anyone to contribute to meaningful conversations about how cities and companies can work together better to solve our toughest urban challenges – through innovative design, thoughtful policy, creative collaborations, and impact=focussed financing models.

July 27, 2017 Visit Site
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Fab City Blog

A collection of news, stories and ideas contributed by members of the Fab City global initiative.

July 25, 2017 Visit Site
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LEDlab Field Book

This book explores LEDLab’s (based in Vancouver, BC) partnership and funding model, and discusses organizational structure and accountability, budget, and an evaluation framework. It is intended for universities, municipalities, non-profits and community development organizations that wish to replicate their model, which is at its core a university-community partnership that leverages a Mitacs grant for social change.

July 25, 2017 Visit Site
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A visit to a urban commons in Ghent: the NEST experiment

The municipality of Ghent, Belgium is at the forefront of the international stage of urban commons. This article shares how NEST, a cooperatively planned, designed, and managed six-storey building, is temporarily opening up a civically minded space for collaboration.

July 18, 2017 Visit Site
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Psychology & the City : The Hidden Dimension

In a constant cycle of influencing and being influenced, the city impacts upon our mind and our emotional state impacts upon the city with untold effects. This new book by Charles Landry explores the under-studied connections between psychology and our individual and collective experiences of cities in order to bring out potential and help heal fractures.

July 18, 2017 Visit Site
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Building the Capacity to Innovate

While the majority of nonprofit leaders aspire to innovate, they face a number of obstacle. This guide is meant to help nonprofits close the gap between their aspirations and their current capacity to innovate—to build the mindset and the muscles needed to identify breakthrough ideas, opportunities, and ways of working, and put them into practice.

July 5, 2017 Visit Site
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Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot

Ontario’s basic income pilot will eventually assist 4,000 low income residents in Hamilton, Brantford and Brant County, Thunder Bay and Lindsay, providing individuals with $16,989 annually from the province. Watch this video from The Agenda, featuring Hugh Segal, special advisor to the income pilot program, to discuss how to track its success and whether it…

June 22, 2017 Visit Site
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Nature-based Solutions

What kind of natural hazards does your community face? From coastal erosion to stormwater flooding, this collection of resources and case studies (by region, community type, scale, and cost) offers design solutions.

June 7, 2017 Visit Site
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Empathy Map Tool

Empathy maps can be a great tool to round out one’s understanding of user experience. This simple exercise can help ground you in the perspectives of those who your project serves or affects, and can prompt you to refine the engagement, design or delivery of your work.

June 7, 2017 Visit Site
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10: A Guide for Businesses Reducing Poverty

Are you a business leader, a poverty reduction practitioner, a community activist, or a concerned citizen? Find inspiring accounts of how business leaders and their colleagues are having success in improving lives and community conditions nationwide in this guide. It’s a great reminder of how critical business involvement in poverty reduction truly is.    

May 25, 2017 Visit Site