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Tell us about the cities and communities you know are currently struggling or in the process of revitalising.

What examples can you share of cities and communities that are either currently struggling or that have made strides toward revitalisation? What patterns, trends or commonalities can we identify?

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Cooperatives, including community and employee-owned enterprises, provide increased economic democracy and distributed profits. Emilia Romagna has used the structure to build multinational companies that make it one Italy's most prosperous regions

Cooperatives, including community and employee-owned enterprises, provide increased economic democracy and distributed profits. Emilia Romagna has used the structure to build multinational companies that make it one Italy's most prosperous regions

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mapping might be the first step towards awareness and then to action.

mapping might be the first step towards awareness and then to action.

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Aside from Detroit there are two other cities that have experienced sweeping economic and industrial declines.  Turin, Italy is the home of Fiat, which struggled for years, and Youngstown, Ohio which felt the impact of reduced steel production.

Aside from Detroit there are two other cities that have experienced sweeping economic and industrial declines. Turin, Italy is the home of Fiat, which struggled for years, and Youngstown, Ohio which felt the impact of reduced steel production.

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Guatemala city is a place struck by violence and poverty. Overcrowded streets have become "markets" and are surrounded by unmaintained, barren areas. Careful planning has returned a city center street its place as a safe and fun place to coexist.

Guatemala city is a place struck by violence and poverty. Overcrowded streets have become "markets" and are surrounded by unmaintained, barren areas. Careful planning has returned a city center street its place as a safe and fun place to coexist.

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Since 1957, Garden-Ville in San Antonio, TX has been taking food and industrial waste and making compost for farms and gardens, and wood chips for landscapes and playgrounds.

Since 1957, Garden-Ville in San Antonio, TX has been taking food and industrial waste and making compost for farms and gardens, and wood chips for landscapes and playgrounds.

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Traffic in Lagos, Nigeria is pretty nuts. If you live on the Mainland, it can take you 3+ hours to get to work on Lagos Island (with good weather!). A daily commute can involve numerous forms of transportation -- walking, buses, taxis, motorcycles.

Traffic in Lagos, Nigeria is pretty nuts. If you live on the Mainland, it can take you 3+ hours to get to work on Lagos Island (with good weather!). A daily commute can involve numerous forms of transportation -- walking, buses, taxis, motorcycles.

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Social investment can rapidly accelerate the growth of the small scale enterprises.

Social investment can rapidly accelerate the growth of the small scale enterprises.

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Bull City Forward enables local entrepreneurs in Durham to create world-changing solutions by providing resources to these innovators in a cooperative, collaborative setting. BCF utilizes extensive networks to encourage these ideas to grow.

Bull City Forward enables local entrepreneurs in Durham to create world-changing solutions by providing resources to these innovators in a cooperative, collaborative setting. BCF utilizes extensive networks to encourage these ideas to grow.

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JR believes art can change the world. By taking pictures of people and printing them out as huge posters and post them to public spaces like people's roofs or walls by streets, he changes the atmosphere of a neighborhood full of crimes.

JR believes art can change the world. By taking pictures of people and printing them out as huge posters and post them to public spaces like people's roofs or walls by streets, he changes the atmosphere of a neighborhood full of crimes.

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I have two stories, while being mugged, one man managed to convince his assailant to join him for dinner. Another, cares for those facing extreme poverty. The theme is the ability of one individual to connect with another for the positive.

I have two stories, while being mugged, one man managed to convince his assailant to join him for dinner. Another, cares for those facing extreme poverty. The theme is the ability of one individual to connect with another for the positive.

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Philadelphia offered dilapidated and abandoned  for $1.  New owners had one year to start construction.

Philadelphia offered dilapidated and abandoned for $1. New owners had one year to start construction.

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Grameen Danone started as a social business collaboration to provide children in Bangladesh with essential vitamins. Through the process Danone discovered that shortening the supply chain and smaller production could also increase profits.

Grameen Danone started as a social business collaboration to provide children in Bangladesh with essential vitamins. Through the process Danone discovered that shortening the supply chain and smaller production could also increase profits.

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