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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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ANDIAMO A SCUOLA DE SOLI/WALK TO SCHOOL ALONE

Walking-bus: groups of children walking together to school on a regular route under supervision of adults. Key Innovation To go to school in safety, walking in small groups Problematic background and context Walking bus is an initiative which was taken from some teachers in the Elementary School in Milan to improve the health and the […]

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GAS, SOLIDARITY PURSHASING GROUP

A group of people that decides to use the concept of solidarity as a guideline for the daily economical behaviour. Key Innovation To organise groups of consumers to purchase food directly from independent producers (shorter chain). Problematic background and context Consumers are not satisfied by the products offered by the large manufacturers. They would like […]

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MCS, MILANO CAR SHARING/MILAN CAR SHARING

  Multiuse car-system Key Innovation Milan Car Sharing is a self-service rent-a-car system for members living in Milan. Problematic background and context Milan as a metropolitan has a big transportation problem. And the major part of the problem is caused by private cars. Everybody prefers to own its own car instead of using an alternative […]

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MINIMO IMPATTO/MINIMUM IMPACT

A shop for trading used sporting goods among private consumers. Key Innovation To create a dedicated infrastructure of tools ans services to allow users to trade second hand items sporting goods. Problematic background and context Minimo impatto is a shop providing a service of buying/selling used sporting devices and clothes. It is located in the […]

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BIOMERCATINO: THE LITTLE ORGANIC MARKET.PDF

A street market that sells organic products and promotes a healthy and environmentally responsible lifestyle. Key Innovation The promotion, production, distribution and consumption of organic products by creating an alternative distribution channel for small local producers. Problematic background and context In 1991 the Italian Green Party lost the referendum concerning the use of pesticides in […]

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BC+ CYCLING ASSOCIATION

An association that promotes the culture of the bicycle to improve integrated mobility in the city. Key Innovation +BC provides services for the individuals to maintain and take care of their bicycles. Problematic background and context This type of solution is concerned with the development and diffusion of innovative models of integrated mobility to reduce […]

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NIDI IN CASA/NURSERIES AT HOME

A home nursery service for small groups of children under three years old. Key Innovation Flexible and customized day nursery service for groups of 2-3 infants under three years old at the houses of professional operators. Problematic background and context Developed as an industrialized area back in the 1960’s, San Donato Milanese counts with a […]

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PRENDE A CASA UNO STUDENTE/LODGE A STUDENT AT HOME

(Pensionati previdenti danno alloggio agli studenti) Provident pensioners lodging students in Milan. Key Innovation Lonely independent pensioners share their apartments with students, offering low cost accommodation in exchange of little help and contribution to house expenses. Problematic background and context Large Europeans cities like Milan are characterised by a huge demand for students’ accommodation (in […]

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BANCO DEL TEMPO/TIME BANK

An association through which people can exchange their spare time as a form of mutual help. Key Innovation Linking people according to their needs. People from different background can meet each other not for sharing common ideals but for fulfilling mutual needs. Problematic background and context In big European cities such as Milan, many people […]

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GEMÜSEKISTE – VEGETABLE BOX

Home deliver service wich provides a box of biological grown vegetables, fruits and if wanted other food weekly. Key Innovation You get fresh, biological grown vegetables deliverd to your home to a reasonable price. In addition you obtain recipes and can also visit the farmyard. Problematic background and context It is quite difficult to buy […]

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NATURAL FOOD – SYSTEM NEAR THE ROADS

Every townsman can find from her/his region between the city and the countryside a farm with who to communicate and socialise. Key Innovation People living in the city can provide themselves with high-quality natural food and visit a real farm. Problematic background and context Half of Estonian ihabitants live in town.They often own summer house […]

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NAABRIVALVE (NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH)

to ensure more security at home and workplace, target crime problems and take action to prevent them. Key Innovation people (neighbours) have created a system where local communities are working against crime and rising a feeling of security. Problematic background and context Violence, theft and lack of safety are very actual themes in Estonia, more […]