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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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On Restaurant Day anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day. It can be anywhere: at your home, at the office, on a street corner, in your garden or inner courtyard, at a park, or on the beach – only your imagination is the limit.

On Restaurant Day anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day. It can be anywhere: at your home, at the office, on a street corner, in your garden or inner courtyard, at a park, or on the beach – only your imagination is the limit.

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The double aim of the District Six Museum is to keep alive the memories related to a neighborhood of Cape Town and consequently to be a vehicle of social justice and education.

The double aim of the District Six Museum is to keep alive the memories related to a neighborhood of Cape Town and consequently to be a vehicle of social justice and education.

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What if we used ciclovias as a creative platform to inform or engage citizens on topics relevant to their communities?

What if we used ciclovias as a creative platform to inform or engage citizens on topics relevant to their communities?

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Volunteer groups from the Portland Fruit Tree Project harvest urban trees whose fruit would otherwise go to waste. Spot all the fruit trees in your neighborhood using Google Maps and add the fruit collection date to your calendar.

Volunteer groups from the Portland Fruit Tree Project harvest urban trees whose fruit would otherwise go to waste. Spot all the fruit trees in your neighborhood using Google Maps and add the fruit collection date to your calendar.

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Repair Cafes (http://repaircafe.org/) are a free meeting space which links up 1) the skills and knowledge of older people to repair and fix things, 2) people who have broken things and don't know how to fix it. It is an initiative by Martine Postma.

Repair Cafes (http://repaircafe.org/) are a free meeting space which links up 1) the skills and knowledge of older people to repair and fix things, 2) people who have broken things and don't know how to fix it. It is an initiative by Martine Postma.

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Simple but meaningful project by S.P.O.T.,  an Oporto based company "that promotes, manages and produce ideas, events and cultural initiatives in the context of contemporary urban cultural reality."

Simple but meaningful project by S.P.O.T., an Oporto based company "that promotes, manages and produce ideas, events and cultural initiatives in the context of contemporary urban cultural reality."

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Despite the abundance of public space and seating, people in less busy areas of Singapore still appropriate areas for their own use. And onlookers try their luck.

Despite the abundance of public space and seating, people in less busy areas of Singapore still appropriate areas for their own use. And onlookers try their luck.

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Raumlabor Berlin is an innovative German design firm, founded in 1999, that developed innovative and, most important, inclusive strategies of urban design: an effective example of their work be the project EMMA.

Raumlabor Berlin is an innovative German design firm, founded in 1999, that developed innovative and, most important, inclusive strategies of urban design: an effective example of their work be the project EMMA.

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Pie lab is a community out reach and classroom in Greensboro Alabama, where people can go to learn, talk about issues, and eat pie of course.

Pie lab is a community out reach and classroom in Greensboro Alabama, where people can go to learn, talk about issues, and eat pie of course.

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Every morning in Fuxing Park, Shanghai, people gather to dance, a form of exercise and enjoyment, where strangers become friends and passers-by become willing audience. There are many types of activities available: chess, cards, singing, debates.

Every morning in Fuxing Park, Shanghai, people gather to dance, a form of exercise and enjoyment, where strangers become friends and passers-by become willing audience. There are many types of activities available: chess, cards, singing, debates.

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Empower people with the design skills, knowledge, and mindset to improve their own communities

Empower people with the design skills, knowledge, and mindset to improve their own communities

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Creating a simple and free wiki to allow people within the community to connect through online methods, or offline events.

Creating a simple and free wiki to allow people within the community to connect through online methods, or offline events.

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I observe older folks doing tai chi in Singapore's public areas, frequently building plazas. I always wonder, where are the young ones? And why not yoga? Zumba? Jiu jitsu?

I observe older folks doing tai chi in Singapore's public areas, frequently building plazas. I always wonder, where are the young ones? And why not yoga? Zumba? Jiu jitsu?

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In Israel once a year everything stops. There are no cars or buses, no planes, no tv or radio, no shops open. 24 hours when all the streets are filled with people and bikes instead of cars.

In Israel once a year everything stops. There are no cars or buses, no planes, no tv or radio, no shops open. 24 hours when all the streets are filled with people and bikes instead of cars.

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