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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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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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Examining the potential impact of a basic income on social entrepreneurs

How can a basic income stimulate more innovation and entrepreneurship? This paper presents the results of a new survey administered to 1,473 members of Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) as well as a focus group and several individual case study interviews to examine the potential impact of a basic income on social entrepreneurship.

May 25, 2017 Visit Site
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Boston Study Tour

From November 14 to 16, 2016, a group of 28 Canadian innovators met with representatives from 13 Boston changemaking organizations and professors from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University to share expertise and feedback on how to build more inclusive, resilient and innovative cities. Read just a few of the highlights!

April 24, 2017 Download
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Pilot Lessons: How to design a basic income pilot project for Ontario

This report opens up a conversation on basic income for Ontarians by exploring how its benefits could extend beyond poverty alleviation to include impact on entrepreneurship, innovation and our society’s relationship to work in general.

September 26, 2016 Visit Site