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Light up the city with "diyas" which are oil lamps made of clay. This happens during the famous festival of Diwali in India. You can see even the most economically under developed areas filled with vibrancy and bright spirit. And it's ECO FRIENDLY !

Light up the city with "diyas" which are oil lamps made of clay. This happens during the famous festival of Diwali in India. You can see even the most economically under developed areas filled with vibrancy and bright spirit. And it's ECO FRIENDLY !

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What about improving the commercial activity of the city by walking? Walk Your City is an initiative designed to increase the commercial traffic to small local businesses by inviting people to explore different neighborhoods around the city.

What about improving the commercial activity of the city by walking? Walk Your City is an initiative designed to increase the commercial traffic to small local businesses by inviting people to explore different neighborhoods around the city.

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This idea aims to unlock buildings, land, and financing for many other project ideas in this challenge.  It combines the concept of collective impact with the JESSICA model put forth by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank.

This idea aims to unlock buildings, land, and financing for many other project ideas in this challenge. It combines the concept of collective impact with the JESSICA model put forth by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank.

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When cities are in decline, people have lost their pride in the city they live in. To restore the proud you can involve the locals through social media in creating a new, stronger identity for the city.

When cities are in decline, people have lost their pride in the city they live in. To restore the proud you can involve the locals through social media in creating a new, stronger identity for the city.

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Notable independent restaurants, stores and bookshops from other cities temporarily set up shop in abandoned theaters, hotels and factories to kickstart local business.

Notable independent restaurants, stores and bookshops from other cities temporarily set up shop in abandoned theaters, hotels and factories to kickstart local business.

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There is lots of information and communication gap between the people in the cities. Information & interaction with people within the same cities is a dead end. Finding the places, buildings local services & options is a very big challenge.

There is lots of information and communication gap between the people in the cities. Information & interaction with people within the same cities is a dead end. Finding the places, buildings local services & options is a very big challenge.

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What’s wrong with many struggling cities around the world?  Winter.  That all too long time of year when outdoor activity-craving people get cooped-up inside and condemned to stationary exercise in stuffy indoor gyms.

What’s wrong with many struggling cities around the world? Winter. That all too long time of year when outdoor activity-craving people get cooped-up inside and condemned to stationary exercise in stuffy indoor gyms.

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Identify an area where you can create a park of Interest and theme it with the history of the city. Get the community to contribute to the park by making pieces of art with junk materials, abandon buildings. Attract tourism dollars.

Identify an area where you can create a park of Interest and theme it with the history of the city. Get the community to contribute to the park by making pieces of art with junk materials, abandon buildings. Attract tourism dollars.

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The Planning Exchange is a storefront operation that makes planning accessible, simple to understand, and easy to get involved in.

The Planning Exchange is a storefront operation that makes planning accessible, simple to understand, and easy to get involved in.

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Urban streetwear is a $60B industry,  Many urban high schools have the infrastructure in place for students to learn industrial design, fashion and more.  Merge the teens with fashion manufacturers via the Internet (kickstarter, soletron, etsy)

Urban streetwear is a $60B industry, Many urban high schools have the infrastructure in place for students to learn industrial design, fashion and more. Merge the teens with fashion manufacturers via the Internet (kickstarter, soletron, etsy)

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Use temporary chalk markings to publicly display community stories, data, or plans for improvement.  Assemble a small force that can create the data paths throughout the city, encouraging residents to walk along them and explore new areas.

Use temporary chalk markings to publicly display community stories, data, or plans for improvement. Assemble a small force that can create the data paths throughout the city, encouraging residents to walk along them and explore new areas.

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Sometimes people need a little nudge to the right direction to get out of their comfort zone to realise there is a whole different way of looking at the world.

Sometimes people need a little nudge to the right direction to get out of their comfort zone to realise there is a whole different way of looking at the world.

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As we know the obesity rate is at an all time high in this country. Why not encourage at-risk youth to cook & eat healthier while supporting local farmers. Table9 is a concept/program that is designed to do just that.

As we know the obesity rate is at an all time high in this country. Why not encourage at-risk youth to cook & eat healthier while supporting local farmers. Table9 is a concept/program that is designed to do just that.

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Each neighborhood w/in a city has a distinct personality, history and culture. What if we repurpose blighted buildings to create living, breathing museums that reflect the past and present of individual neighborhoods, generating pride and revenue.

Each neighborhood w/in a city has a distinct personality, history and culture. What if we repurpose blighted buildings to create living, breathing museums that reflect the past and present of individual neighborhoods, generating pride and revenue.

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How can we create interactions among people living in a city facing economic difficulties? Let's propose a very simple way of communication and encourage them to express their mood.

How can we create interactions among people living in a city facing economic difficulties? Let's propose a very simple way of communication and encourage them to express their mood.

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