When the national team wins, everyone is happy. A sense of ownership and pride arises through all the population. People celebrate and are optimistic about the future when the soccer team gets to the world cup and wins matches.
As members of a junior youth group in their own neighborhood, youth work together to develop the skills and attitudes necessary to become agents of change, beginning to understand that they have the ability to transform their own lives
A smile, a laugh, or even a smirk of amusement breaks the monotony, routine and sheer mundane-ness of everyday life. We easily recall such times with fondness and laugh about it later. What better build a community than collective experience?
Neighbourhood Branding & Resident Engagement in Further Development:
A process designed to engage a collaboration between a multicultural group of residents, investors, urbanists and municipal stakeholders.
Pull the Open Government data and rank ZIP codes w/ who's using less oil/electricity and promote them with subsidies on parking and other things.
Gamifying energy usage in a fun way and educating them about keeping track of their carbon footprint
A simple, city sponsored kit of parts designed to empower residents to build unique pieces of street furniture using locally sourced materials. Intended to encourage community engagement through a citywide, open source, street improvement project.
In general, people want to do the right thing. Educate people with facts and show them how to use those facts to take action for the good of them and society...stand back and watch people do the right thing!
Individuals' and communities' behaviours, activities and context can be tracked using digital technology. In the right hands, the platform used to capture this info could be used to enhance the community. The platform could be an innovation hub.