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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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Pick up passengers at neighborhood meeting points to ease commuting costs, save time, and create space for conversation on the way to work.

Pick up passengers at neighborhood meeting points to ease commuting costs, save time, and create space for conversation on the way to work.

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By closing off stretches of a neighborhood's streets on Sunday, the City of SF creates space to celebrate local flavor. Pedestrians & bicycles roam free, and nearby businesses and organizations coordinate activities along the car-free streets.

By closing off stretches of a neighborhood's streets on Sunday, the City of SF creates space to celebrate local flavor. Pedestrians & bicycles roam free, and nearby businesses and organizations coordinate activities along the car-free streets.

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Since September 2010, four major earthquakes and almost 11,000 aftershocks have shaken the city of Christchurch, NZ. The people have come together, taken ownership of their community, and created art or gardens in the shadow of the distruction.

Since September 2010, four major earthquakes and almost 11,000 aftershocks have shaken the city of Christchurch, NZ. The people have come together, taken ownership of their community, and created art or gardens in the shadow of the distruction.

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On a recent trip to Sao Paolo we were introduced to the street art scene there. Whilst it was once considered vandalism, it's now encouraged by the government. It seems to have gentrified the place and brought the community together.

On a recent trip to Sao Paolo we were introduced to the street art scene there. Whilst it was once considered vandalism, it's now encouraged by the government. It seems to have gentrified the place and brought the community together.

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In Argentina, Friend's Day is often a good excuse for a friendly gathering and greeting both current and old friends. In recent years it turned into a very popular mass phenomenon.

In Argentina, Friend's Day is often a good excuse for a friendly gathering and greeting both current and old friends. In recent years it turned into a very popular mass phenomenon.

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The Pay It Forward Foundation’s mission is to inspire individuals about the human impact of making a personal decision to change the world through simple acts of kindness—big or small. To help the world reclaim simplicity in a complex world.

The Pay It Forward Foundation’s mission is to inspire individuals about the human impact of making a personal decision to change the world through simple acts of kindness—big or small. To help the world reclaim simplicity in a complex world.

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Permablitz is helping communities get together and have fun learning about, designing and implementing suburban food systems – one backyard at a time.

Permablitz is helping communities get together and have fun learning about, designing and implementing suburban food systems – one backyard at a time.

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Matkaravanen (guided food tour) explores the many exotic spices and ingredients found in Asian and Arabic shops in Malmö. Although it may not have been the initial intention, it builds bridges between the old and the new Sweden.

Matkaravanen (guided food tour) explores the many exotic spices and ingredients found in Asian and Arabic shops in Malmö. Although it may not have been the initial intention, it builds bridges between the old and the new Sweden.

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A design festival in Hong Kong last year exhibited designs that were focused on using less materials, and therefore having less negative impact on society. It was all about recycling, upcycling and reuse.

A design festival in Hong Kong last year exhibited designs that were focused on using less materials, and therefore having less negative impact on society. It was all about recycling, upcycling and reuse.

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Collective Roots seeks to educate and engage youth and communities in food system change through sustainable programs that impact health, education, and the environment. It brings people in communities together.

Collective Roots seeks to educate and engage youth and communities in food system change through sustainable programs that impact health, education, and the environment. It brings people in communities together.

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RadioMilwaukee features independent, local and progressive music and bring together Milwaukee’s diverse communities around the musicians and their music. The station was designed to create a positive global and local identity for the Milwaukee region

RadioMilwaukee features independent, local and progressive music and bring together Milwaukee’s diverse communities around the musicians and their music. The station was designed to create a positive global and local identity for the Milwaukee region

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Hubway is a the bike-share system that launched in the Metro Boston area in 2011. It has been expanding rapidly, and now helps people commute throughout the city in a way that is fast, affordable, green, and most importantly, enjoyable!

Hubway is a the bike-share system that launched in the Metro Boston area in 2011. It has been expanding rapidly, and now helps people commute throughout the city in a way that is fast, affordable, green, and most importantly, enjoyable!

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