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    NEIGHBOURHOOD SHARES

    April 2013

      Residents take over responsibility from the municipality for certain maintenance tasks for their neighbourhood Key Innovation Share responsibility for the maintenance tasks of a certain neighbourhood. The residents, members of a certain association (e.g. soccer team, dart players…) receive money from the municipality to complete some maintenance tasks. Problematic background and context Make people […]

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    MILIEUVRIENDELIJK TUINIEREN.NL

    April 2013

    environmental friendly gardening Key Innovation With help of information and tips in brochures and the website, people can use less or no herbicides at all to keep their garden healthy. The knowledge is very old, the way it is used and exchanged new: via a website and a forum. More people get access to the […]

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    LES JARDINS DE CERES, PALAISEAU, FRANCE

    April 2013

    Key Innovation  “Les Jardins de Cérès” is an association, a group of people who gather as consumers, which make a local farmer produce goods under the circumstances (organic farming) they wish. Therefore the whole produce is bought in advance in order to “motivate” the farmer and garantee his economical benefits. Problematic background and context Palaiseau […]

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    SENIOR CLUB

    April 2013

    The Senior Club is an initiative by and for elderly, which provides facilities that stimulate social contact between elderly. Key Innovation The Senior’s Club provides a space for making new social contacts and sharing experiences and memories. Problematic background and context Zandrijk is a new housing estate in Eindhoven, located on the former army air […]

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    LOAN GARDENS

    April 2013

    Public green becomes garden. Key Innovation Using public green as gardens. Enabling inhabitants to give the neighbourhood an own identity and enhance the social relationships between them. Problematic background and context Overvecht is a disadvantaged neighbourhood in Utrecht. It is an area where condos are in abundance, so if you look outside your window you […]

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    AQUARIUS, SOCIAL ELDERLY COMMUNITY OF AGE 55+

    April 2013

    A social community where about 45 elderly live together in separated houses, helping each other when needed, all voluntarily and without restrictions. Key Innovation Social activities to prevent loneliness. The low age limit set as a criteria to enter the community makes sure that the average age stays in the middle. The younger people can […]

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    MFG FAHRRAD GRUPPE/MFG CYCLE ASSOCIATION

    April 2013

    Group of people wich want to improve savety and comfort for the bicycle riding community. Key Innovation The group takes care of all interests bicycle riders have. Especially the communication to the city administration and the planning offices for public transport and traffic developement. Problematic background and context The city of Cologne is crowded, people […]

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    CICP

    April 2013

    Centre International de Culture Populaire Key Innovation The “CICP” is an association, which give to other associations the technical, logistical and material means to practise their activities. Problematic background and context The CICP was founded in 1976, period of the decolonisation, by the “CEDETIM” in order to enable associations working on international solidarity. They helped […]

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    PEDAGOGICAL SHOP

    April 2013

    Key Innovation A pedagogical shop, providing an alternative training system and promoting fair trade. Problematic background and context The project was founded (in 2001) and run by Marcel Finders and the association TEREM (“territoire et emploi”), created in 1992, whose plan was to create the opportunity for young people to go on exchange in Europe […]

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    BUCHTICKET/BOOK EXCHANGE

    April 2013

    Non profit book exchange marketplace in the internet Key Innovation To use, to read books without owning them. In comparison with a public library for example the users have no commitment to the library. Efficiant combination beetween reading tangible books and using information technology as internet. Problematic background and context The only read once book […]

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A digital magazine for the creative communities…

This blog is a digital magazine that shows cases of social innovation promising in terms of sustainable developement. It offers a platform of dialogue for the creative communities that generates these innovations to exchange on the different solutions they promote, between them and with the rest of the citizens that their alternative ideas may stimulate […]

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MATERJALID.NET

Recycling of historical used construction materials and building Key Innovation Organization that supports reusing of valuable construction materials and building items Problematic background and context Starting from the beginning of 1990s Estonia has lived in extensive period of construction and renovation. This is caused by political and economical changes, which followed to Independence Declaration in […]

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MOBILE BICYCLE REPAIRSMAN

A bicycle repairsman who visits you at home. Key Innovation Because the bicycle repairsman is a long existing and good working concept no one had further thought of improving the client aspect. Problematic background and context In the Netherlands you could find a bicycle repairsman in almost every neighboorhood and mostly there were even more […]

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LIVING ROOM RESTAURANT

Schuif ‘s Aan Key Innovation This initiative offers people who love to cook an opportunity to cook for a larger number of people then let’s say only their wife or husband. Problematic background and context Mostly older people in our neighbourhoods are cut off from society, because off the individualization. In this environment there are […]

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SUSTAINABLE HOUSING AND LIVING PROJECT DE KERSENTUIN

An environmentally, socially and economically sustainable neigbourhood in the city of Utrecht, founded and developed by the inhabitants themselves. Key Innovation A socially and environmentally sustainable neighbourhood which was set up by the inhabitants themselves. Problematic background and context A group of people wanted to live in socially and ecologically sustainable neighbourhood, but that didn’t […]

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COACH HOUSE TRUST

The Coach House Trust provides occupational, educational and employment opportunities for adults recovering from addiction. Key Innovation Trainees learn new environmental work skills through recycling materials, composting and landscaping. Problematic background and context The coach house trust seeks to challenge the economical and social exclusion of adults who are recovering from problems associated with mental […]

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NIEUWLANDE

Improving the living circumstances in a small Dutch village. Key Innovation Inhabitants initiative to improve living circumstances and the social network in their small village. Problematic background and context The village of Nieuwlande was small and underdeveloped and there were a lot of problems but no funds and possibilities to make some changes. After the […]

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WEB LOGS

Enabling users to share opinions nationwide Key Innovation Providing a meeting point on the internet where creators and users can share thoughts and opinions with a large number of participants. Problematic background and context The problematic background for starting a weblog was a need to share, mostly funny, information to friends and a larger crowd. […]

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ARTIST INVOLVEMENT IN CREATIVITY EDUCATION AT SCHOOLS

Promoting the use of garbage in childrens’ creative explorations Key Innovation Challenging (young) people to explore creativity with existing garbage objects to promote the use of garbage in expressive works (artworks) and thereby questioning the image of garbage in general. Problematic background and context On the one hand, schools often lack employers who can guide […]

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JARDIN NOMADE

How to transform an abandoned plot into a shared neighbourhood garden? Key Innovation To inspire the creation of temporary (nomadic) local gardens on empty plots throughout Paris. Problematic background and context How to transform an abandoned plot of municipal land into a shared neighbourhood garden? The Jardin Nomade (JN) is in a quiet residential part […]

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CYCLOPOUCE

Life in the city can be more beautiful and democratic using the bicycle. Key Innovation Cyclo-Pouce develops activities with the bicycle as a key element, integrating people with difficult social backgrounds and handicaps. Problematic background and context Today, CP is Paris-based. Its main purpose is to improve the wellbeing of people in the city : […]

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NEIGHBOURHOOD SHARES

  Residents take over responsibility from the municipality for certain maintenance tasks for their neighbourhood Key Innovation Share responsibility for the maintenance tasks of a certain neighbourhood. The residents, members of a certain association (e.g. soccer team, dart players…) receive money from the municipality to complete some maintenance tasks. Problematic background and context Make people […]