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“New economic” logics and urban sustainability transitions

This paper argues that cities will play a critical role in sustainability transitions, and that the direction of such transitions will inevitably be shaped by prevailing economic logics. Whilst neoliberalism has played a powerful role in shaping urban development, the authors highlight four alternative, ‘new economic’ logics representing fundamentally different modes of economic organization.

October 11, 2017 Visit Site
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Transforming Together: Leading for People and Place

Based on interviews with councils and their public sector & voluntary organisation partners, the authors explore conditions for collaborative innovation in local government. Findings include: focus on outcomes not services; lead with passion, energy and a recognition that the best strategies come from people using & working at the coalface; relationships are at the heart of…

October 11, 2017 Visit Site
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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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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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What Next for Digital Social Innovation?

While it should be obvious that any 21st-century innovation strategy must encompass the work of digital social innovators, often public power and money are still locked in much more traditional methods, monopolised by big business and big science in just a few sectors. This report aims to take us closer to the tipping point of mainstreaming…

May 18, 2017 Visit Site
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Getting to Moonshot: Inspiring R&D practices in Canada’s social impact sector

This report presents a snapshot of the landscape of “Social Research & Development” exploration in Canada – a poorly understood and under-funded element in the social impact sector. The report highlights 50 compelling R&D practices from 14 organizations across Canada, illustrating that pursuing R&D is beneficial in many ways.

December 8, 2016 Visit Site
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CITIE

CITIES (City Initatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship) supports city leaders to develop policy to catalyse innovation and entrepreneurship. It’s comprised of (1) a framework that sets out the policy levers city governments can use to support innovation and entrepreneurship, (2) an online diagnostic tool to allow cities to explore their performance and assess how they compare to their peers,…

July 2, 2015 Visit Site
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Social Innovation to Answer Society’s Challenges

Innovation is no longer a simple strategic option: it is a global imperative. How can we innovate to meet growing human and society challenges, with new business models, products and services that make sense for corporations and benefit each global citizen? This 2014 report from Frost & Sullivan outlines social innovation opportunities to address five…

June 22, 2015 Visit Site
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SIG Knowledge Hub

February 6, 2014 Visit Site