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Lets trade!
Any community, whether in decline or not, but most significantly in the impoverished neighborhoods, has the People Potential.
People with some trades or skills, and people with time that want to learn trades or skills to survive.

Lets trade! Any community, whether in decline or not, but most significantly in the impoverished neighborhoods, has the People Potential. People with some trades or skills, and people with time that want to learn trades or skills to survive.

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Engage random people in a field, park or inside a sports hall for an afternoon of some exercise and social vibrancy. Let the participants design new types of sports competitions (team games or individual events) in a short creative workshop.

Engage random people in a field, park or inside a sports hall for an afternoon of some exercise and social vibrancy. Let the participants design new types of sports competitions (team games or individual events) in a short creative workshop.

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Looking over all the wonderful solutions on OpenIDEO.com got me thinking, why not create a social network that can connect communities and people that need help, with people that can think up creative solutions and help raise funding?

Looking over all the wonderful solutions on OpenIDEO.com got me thinking, why not create a social network that can connect communities and people that need help, with people that can think up creative solutions and help raise funding?

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Foreclosure is one of the prime problems of Detroit. People loose their jobs, and then unable to meet their mortgages or rents, their homes are foreclosed and they are evicted. Yet once they are, they are forgotten.

Foreclosure is one of the prime problems of Detroit. People loose their jobs, and then unable to meet their mortgages or rents, their homes are foreclosed and they are evicted. Yet once they are, they are forgotten.

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Think Community Centers... loaded with neat tools and great people geared to helping entrepreneurs get businesses off the ground.

Think Community Centers... loaded with neat tools and great people geared to helping entrepreneurs get businesses off the ground.

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People who have lost their jobs often loose their sense of pride, because they don´t feel they contribute to society. The purpose of the Retirees´ Mentor Club is to leverage their experience and turn it into a resource for start-up companies.

People who have lost their jobs often loose their sense of pride, because they don´t feel they contribute to society. The purpose of the Retirees´ Mentor Club is to leverage their experience and turn it into a resource for start-up companies.

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So many products and services are not made here so buying locally helps you connect with others invested in supporting local economies. This is not only beneficial to communities, but is personally rewarding and a rapidly growing lifestyle choice.

So many products and services are not made here so buying locally helps you connect with others invested in supporting local economies. This is not only beneficial to communities, but is personally rewarding and a rapidly growing lifestyle choice.

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There are a lot of parks and parking space around the city. In the daytime, these parks can provide people the relax (or parking) space. However, during the nighttime, these spaces could be a night market instead of a scary place.

There are a lot of parks and parking space around the city. In the daytime, these parks can provide people the relax (or parking) space. However, during the nighttime, these spaces could be a night market instead of a scary place.

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thinking about what people do together, without any physical contact or an actual common ground — led me to go through handshakes in the past, and also how a crowd together make salutes in the stands of a football arena "the mexican wave" and so on.

thinking about what people do together, without any physical contact or an actual common ground — led me to go through handshakes in the past, and also how a crowd together make salutes in the stands of a football arena "the mexican wave" and so on.

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Cooking and eating together is an important social activity. With nuclear families the number of kitchens are increasing. There is a need to create space for common kitchens in urban areas, the community members could use this resource for cooking.

Cooking and eating together is an important social activity. With nuclear families the number of kitchens are increasing. There is a need to create space for common kitchens in urban areas, the community members could use this resource for cooking.

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