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Learn from Analogies

How do other kinds of collectives of people create connection and a sense of ownership and belonging?

How do other kinds of collectives of people create connection and a sense of ownership and belonging? Think about organisations, community groups, religions or sports clubs. What can we learn from these analogies?

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Any initiative which tries to better-engage local communities should take a look at SQFT. It is an innovative model in SF for bringing all types of products and people tangibly together within cities and communities.

Any initiative which tries to better-engage local communities should take a look at SQFT. It is an innovative model in SF for bringing all types of products and people tangibly together within cities and communities.

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Based on the principles of Community Supported Agriculture, their seasonal produce comes from local farmers living near the city they deliver to, packed into boxes, collected by a network of City Cousins (families, cafe, schools, community centres)

Based on the principles of Community Supported Agriculture, their seasonal produce comes from local farmers living near the city they deliver to, packed into boxes, collected by a network of City Cousins (families, cafe, schools, community centres)

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The campaigns & tools for Meu Rio help empower all Cariocas to work together to improve the city they love as they prepare to host the World Cup and Olympics. They worked with local partners to create the movement & promote civic participatio

The campaigns & tools for Meu Rio help empower all Cariocas to work together to improve the city they love as they prepare to host the World Cup and Olympics. They worked with local partners to create the movement & promote civic participatio

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"The Fourth of July is about our Declaration of Independence from England 236 years ago, so what if Election Day, on November 6, could be a Declaration of Interdependence: to each other, to our country, to the world and us as a species?"

"The Fourth of July is about our Declaration of Independence from England 236 years ago, so what if Election Day, on November 6, could be a Declaration of Interdependence: to each other, to our country, to the world and us as a species?"

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The Amazings is a platform connecting between older people who wants to share their wisdom, skills and life experience, and younger ones, who would like to learn from them.

The Amazings is a platform connecting between older people who wants to share their wisdom, skills and life experience, and younger ones, who would like to learn from them.

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The collection Guatelli gathers more than 60.000 artifacts bearing witness to the lives and work of men and women. Toys, kitchen wares, musical instruments, thousands of tins, tools belonged to wandering artists, clocks and much more are on display

The collection Guatelli gathers more than 60.000 artifacts bearing witness to the lives and work of men and women. Toys, kitchen wares, musical instruments, thousands of tins, tools belonged to wandering artists, clocks and much more are on display

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Social exchange platform - the culture of giving 2.0

Social exchange platform - the culture of giving 2.0

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Singapore has been allowing tax credits under Productivity And Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme for quite some time now, why not widen the definition to include social and community support activities as well.

Singapore has been allowing tax credits under Productivity And Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme for quite some time now, why not widen the definition to include social and community support activities as well.

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An allotment is an area of land leased for the use of growing your own food. The idea of sourcing your food (or something essential) from the same shared space, while also having an enjoyable time doing so makes for a strong community.

An allotment is an area of land leased for the use of growing your own food. The idea of sourcing your food (or something essential) from the same shared space, while also having an enjoyable time doing so makes for a strong community.

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The Salcedo Market is set up every Saturday in this neighborhood in the city of Makati, Philippines. Vendors gather together to sell their goods - bread, cakes, fresh fruits and vegetables, decorative plants, etc.

The Salcedo Market is set up every Saturday in this neighborhood in the city of Makati, Philippines. Vendors gather together to sell their goods - bread, cakes, fresh fruits and vegetables, decorative plants, etc.

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In low income areas near Paris, France, Voisin Malin (Smart Neighbor) recruits and employs (on a 1 day/week basis) local people to help their neighbors through various services and support them in collective action to improve local policies

In low income areas near Paris, France, Voisin Malin (Smart Neighbor) recruits and employs (on a 1 day/week basis) local people to help their neighbors through various services and support them in collective action to improve local policies

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