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Grab some friends and try and make a change where you live. What could you do to make your community that little bit more connected?

Grab some friends and try and make a change where you live. What could you do to make your community that little bit more connected? Report back on what you tried and tell us your story. What did you learn?

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One way to make public spaces belong to the public again is to buy back the space that's been sold out to private interests. Our cities are more than markets.

One way to make public spaces belong to the public again is to buy back the space that's been sold out to private interests. Our cities are more than markets.

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I am a student at Washington University in St. Louis.  Last year, our school hosted an open mic during lunch in our University Center.  People could go up to the mic and say whatever they wanted.

I am a student at Washington University in St. Louis. Last year, our school hosted an open mic during lunch in our University Center. People could go up to the mic and say whatever they wanted.

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Community Lover's Guide project is a growing series of crowd sourced books about innovative local projects designed and driven by citizens often in collaboration with local government.

Community Lover's Guide project is a growing series of crowd sourced books about innovative local projects designed and driven by citizens often in collaboration with local government.

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Every day around the world, people take public transport yet do not interact with each other. It would be cool to make use of this time by having pull down note tabs with pens attached to start a story. Or a Note (eg Samsung Galaxy Note) to write on.

Every day around the world, people take public transport yet do not interact with each other. It would be cool to make use of this time by having pull down note tabs with pens attached to start a story. Or a Note (eg Samsung Galaxy Note) to write on.

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In land-scarce Singapore, we all live in blocks of apartments, our children hardly are in contact with Mother Nature. I propose that we can have neighbourhoods gardens where we can plant some vegetables, plants and fruit trees to provide green lungs.

In land-scarce Singapore, we all live in blocks of apartments, our children hardly are in contact with Mother Nature. I propose that we can have neighbourhoods gardens where we can plant some vegetables, plants and fruit trees to provide green lungs.

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In the Netherlands, there is a successful initiative www.zorgvoorelkaar.com (in English: Taking care of each other). This is an online marketplace where people in need of care find volunteers and professionals in their neighborhood that can help.

In the Netherlands, there is a successful initiative www.zorgvoorelkaar.com (in English: Taking care of each other). This is an online marketplace where people in need of care find volunteers and professionals in their neighborhood that can help.

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How well do you really know your community? The Walkabout challenges residents to walk about their communities to match photos taken from unusual angles, with the exact spots from which they were taken. Gets people to look at the environs differently

How well do you really know your community? The Walkabout challenges residents to walk about their communities to match photos taken from unusual angles, with the exact spots from which they were taken. Gets people to look at the environs differently

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while longer term commitment to volunteerism is good to have, average citizen is unable to make this commitment given the pace of change in personal life and community. we should break this entry barrier by opening micro volunteer options to citizens

while longer term commitment to volunteerism is good to have, average citizen is unable to make this commitment given the pace of change in personal life and community. we should break this entry barrier by opening micro volunteer options to citizens

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Neighborland is a platform that allows anyone to post an idea about how to improve the local environment, and connect with others to build support for  the proposal.  Check out the activity in New York, New Orleans, San Francisco and 20 other cities.

Neighborland is a platform that allows anyone to post an idea about how to improve the local environment, and connect with others to build support for the proposal. Check out the activity in New York, New Orleans, San Francisco and 20 other cities.

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App for smartphones that is intended to link volunteers with different organisations that wish minor tasks performed. A matchmaking App, to make world work together more smoothly: www.openplanetideas.com

App for smartphones that is intended to link volunteers with different organisations that wish minor tasks performed. A matchmaking App, to make world work together more smoothly: www.openplanetideas.com

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The idea is to essentially let the community speak for itself as to what it wants and facilitate this communication/aggregation of their opinions.  Also simultaneously give the community members an easy interface to this process.

The idea is to essentially let the community speak for itself as to what it wants and facilitate this communication/aggregation of their opinions. Also simultaneously give the community members an easy interface to this process.

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Urban Fruit farming is a great concept of harvesting fruits from the sidewalk and other green spaces in an urban environment. If unharvested, these fruits rot on the ground or the trees and no-one gets to eat them.

Urban Fruit farming is a great concept of harvesting fruits from the sidewalk and other green spaces in an urban environment. If unharvested, these fruits rot on the ground or the trees and no-one gets to eat them.

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My previous workplace gave us one day off work that we could use to do volunteer work. http://www.suncorp.com.au/corporate/community/charity-volunteer-program Maybe Singapore could do this country-wide, businesses, schools, everyone.

My previous workplace gave us one day off work that we could use to do volunteer work. http://www.suncorp.com.au/corporate/community/charity-volunteer-program Maybe Singapore could do this country-wide, businesses, schools, everyone.

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