Tag Archives: community development

Small European nation becomes a “living lab” for urban innovation researchers | MIT News

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***Community Innovation & Development Series: Andorra Leads***

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          Creative expression includes the broad range of ideas and projects that make up community innovation and development. Andorra, a tiny country between Spain and France, partners with MIT’s Media Lab to develop new ways of creative community development. You may find some good ideas for your own community in this report. Enjoy the images from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: Small European nation becomes a “living lab” for urban innovation researchers | MIT News

 

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Innovation in Andorra!

 

 

Remake Learning at 10 – Learning-Together

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***Transforming Education Series: Remake Learning in Pittsburgh***

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           The Remake Learning venture in Pittsburgh is celebrating 10 years of one of the most important innovations in education in the nation. It is also one of my “Beacons of Hope” organizations. Today’s post shares the report on these first ten years of its work. In another post I will share their vision for the future. Remake Learning is a key part of the economic and social transformation of the greater Pittsburgh area.

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Source: Remake Learning at 10 – Learning-Together_digital.pdf

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Remake Learning at 10!

Capturing the next economy: Pittsburgh’s rise as a global innovation city

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***Transforming Communities Series: Pittsburgh Leading the Way***

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           The basic theme of my book is that creative expression manifests itself in many different ways, not just in the arts. One of the most important of these is how we transform our communities to meet the needs of people and the realities of a very different, emerging world from the 20th century. Pittsburgh is a community that appears to understand the need for multi-faceted and systemic approaches growing up from within. Today’s first post on Pittsburgh shares the new Brookings report on the community.

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Source: Capturing the next economy: Pittsburgh’s rise as a global innovation city

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Innovation in Pittsburgh!

 

 

8 Reasons Why Denver is Set to Become a Major Sharing City – Shareable

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***Transforming Communities Series: the Sharing Economy***

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          The growth of the “sharing economy” is one encouraging sign of the transformation of our communities into more inclusive and sustainable places to live and work. Today’s post from Shareable lists the good thing happening in Denver, Colorado to support this approach.

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Source: 8 Reasons Why Denver is Set to Become a Major Sharing City – Shareable

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Sharing Economy Everywhere!

Lily Yeh: An Artist Who Brings Art to Impoverished Communities | Asian American Arts Centre

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***Transforming Communities Series: Lily Yeh and Barefoot Artist***

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          Lily Yeh is one of the founders of the Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia and through her group, the Barefoot Artist, brings art to communities across the world. Today]s post shares some of the work of this extraordinary woman and her team.

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Source: Lily Yeh: An Artist Who Brings Art to Impoverished Communities | Asian American Arts Centre

 

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Post Grenfell, communities are holding things together | The Social Enterprise Magazine – Pioneers Post

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***Transforming Communities Series: Local Community Organizations Are the Key***

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          The most important lesson I have learned from my research for my book and resource guides is that the key to both community and individual renewal lies with shaping and supporting local community organizations. Today’s post shares living examples of this fundamental truth from what has been happening in London since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower. What organizations in your community would help in a disaster?

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Source: Post Grenfell, communities are holding things together | The Social Enterprise Magazine – Pioneers Post

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Local Community Organizations Everywhere!

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BUILDING 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY | Jim Diers | Pulse | LinkedIn

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***Transforming Communities Series: Simple, Practical Ideas that Work***

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          I found today’s post through The Project for Public Spaces; everyone working to build livable communities needs to read it. Jim Diers brings together positive examples of community building from around the world, a wonderful counter-balance to all the negative developments that get more publicity. Find an idea here that might work in your community.

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Source: BUILDING 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY | Jim Diers | Pulse | LinkedIn

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Community Builders Everywhere!

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This area in Detroit is now America’s first 100% organic, self-sustainable neighborhood : The Hearty Soul

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***Community Development Series: Detroit Rising***

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          Placemaking–whether it is called that or not–is happening all over Detroit. People are coming together to make a difference in rebuilding their neighborhoods.  This first “urban agrihood” is the brain-child of the Michigan Urban Farming Institute and is providing fresh produce for the 2000 families living in a two-mile area around the farm. It is a major development both for Detroit and for the emerging urban farming movement.

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Source: This area in Detroit is now America’s first 100% organic, self-sustainable neighborhood : The Hearty Soul

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Creative Neighborhoods in Detroit!

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Five big ideas to better integrate nature into cities | Citiscope

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***Transforming Communities Series: Nature in the City***

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Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

          Integrating nature into the city is essential for a living, people-friendly community; there are many ways to accomplish this. Citiscope presents five important ideas in this article, with links to examples of what is happening in communities around the world. This is an important read for those concerned with countering climate change and making communities better places to live.

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Source: Five big ideas to better integrate nature into cities | Citiscope

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in Integrating Nature into Communities!

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Playful City USA | KaBOOM!

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***Play Is Essential Series: Cities Supporting Play***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the philosophical foundation for my book Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. KaBOOM! has been looking at and supporting play in communities for many years. Their annual award for playful cities is a useful gauge of how seriously communities take the importance of play. Is your community in this year’s list?

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Source: Playful City USA | KaBOOM!

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of KaBOOM! and Play for Children!

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