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Monday, May 27, 2013

URBN DSGN | In Pursuit of Better Cities. 05/28/2013


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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Participatory Budgeting in the United States: What Is Its Role? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly 05/26/2013


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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pipeline | Creative Crowdsourcing | Georgia Tech and Cul-de-Sac Poverty - NYTimes.com 05/22/2013


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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Infographic: The Healthy Farm | Union of Concerned Scientists 05/17/2013


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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Crash Course on Creativity : Center for Social Innovation (CSI) 05/08/2013

  • Whether we are struggling to generate fresh ideas or staring at problems with no solutions in sight, the spark of creative genius often seems out of reach. In this audio lecture from Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute, Stanford Professor Tina Seelig discusses how we can unlock our creative genius through a set of tools and conditions we each have in our control—our “innovation engine.” Based on real-world examples and a dozen years of experience teaching courses on creativity and entrepreneurship in the Stanford School of Engineering, Seelig challenges traditional assumptions about creativity to show us how we can seek out the right resources and environment to fuel our innovation engines. She contends that just as the scientific method demystifies the process of discovery, there is a formal process for unlocking the pathway to innovation.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Results Based Community Planning and Welcome to LCSA - Local Community Services Association 05/07/2013

  • Results Based Community Planning implements RBA™ population accountability within a local community. It is …..- Working with a cross section of members of a local community (eg Maitland or Coonamble)- To decide what are the big picture results or outcomes they want for their local community (eg People Belong and are Connected to their Community)- Then work out how they would measure if they had achieved that result (eg Percentage of People with an Effective Neighbourhood Network)- To consider what factors effect that measure and how the local community is going against that measure at the moment- And brainstorm potential partners and potential strategies that could be undertaken to “improve” this measure (eg increase the percentage of people with an effective neighbourhood network)- With some of the strategies having to be Low Cost or No Cost, and some of them Off the Wall because who knows what just might be possible!!- And it is not just about planning, but then getting on and doing it!
  • The Local Community Services Association (LCSA) is the peak body for Neighbourhood Centres in NSW. Formed in 1974 LCSA supports its members' focus on social inclusion and all facets of community development through resources, networking and advocacy.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Interactivity Foundation | Engaging citizens in the exploration and development of possibilities for public policy. and LA2050 - Shaping the future of Los Angeles 05/03/2013

  • The Interactivity Foundation works to enhance the process and expand the scope and health of our public discussions by bringing people together in small group discussions of broad topics of public policy concern. Our Fellows conduct Project Discussions that engage separate panels of selected generalists and specialists on a public policy topic for a year or more of private (or “sanctuary”) discussions to develop and explore multiple policy possibilities, which are then worked into a Discussion Report. We also conduct and sponsor shorter series (3-4 sessions) of small group Public Discussions, which are open to all interested participants and use the possibilities from our Discussion Reports as the starting point for further exploration and development. Finally, we collaborate with certain college faculty to develop and support facilitated, student-centered Classroom Discussions.

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