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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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ORANSSI

A provider of housing for the young. Key Innovation Oranssi ry renovates houses for the young people with the help of the young people themselves. Problematic background and context Oranssi emerged in Helsinki during a deep recession about ten years ago. Rents (and deposits) in the city were and remain very high, and there is […]

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EARTHSHIP FIFE

Buildings made from natural and recycled materials and powered by renewable sources. Key Innovation An Earthship is a passive solar building with thermal mass. It is made from natural and recycled materials, including earth-rammed tyres and aluminium cans. It is powered by renewable energy, such as wind, water and solar power, catches its own water […]

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JOB & ACTION ASSOCIATION

Employment Through Recycling Key Innovation Provides work to unemployed, disabled and immigrants by extending the life-time of consumer products, inventing new ways of recycling and improving recycling around Helsinki. Problematic background and context The association was founded by a group of unemployed people in Vuosaari, a multicultural area of the city. At the time, unemployment […]

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LIBERTE

Creating a club for young people Key Innovation A group of people creating a club together in co-operation with its forthcoming users. Problematic background and context Kallio is an old city district of Helsinki that has usually had places with cheap beer and a lot of unemployed middle-aged people. It is an old labor area […]

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“WWW.FORYOUREARS.COM”

MP3 Distribution Company Key Innovation MP3 music files distribution over the internet. Problematic background and context The situation in the world of marginal music has been troublesome in the recent years. Everywhere in the world small record labels are experiencing difficulties just as the majors are, with the exception of having a much smaller budget […]

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‘HAPPIHUONE’ CULTURAL GREENHOUSE

a greenhouse and exhibition centre in the city centre Key Innovation A greenhouse and garden in the city centre that serves as a forum for environmental art and design exhibitions, workshops, and lectures. Problematic background and context The cultural greenhouse project began in the year 2000 when Helsinki was one of Europe’s Cultural Capitals. One […]

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SLATEFORD GREEN

A mixed-tenure carfree development This carfree development consists of 120 mixed-tenure homes which were built on a brownfield site (a former railway goods yard) which has good access to facilities and public transport. Instead of pa … more…

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FINDHORN

Ecovillage Key Innovation An ecologically respectful built environment, providing a good example to local rural communities Solution description Educational programmes which through a practical application of spiritual and holistic values inspire a positive change in the world. The main focus being an awareness of the inner self and the perusal of a spiritual path. No […]

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THE LOCAL FOOD LINK VAN GROUP

Distribution of local food produce to local communities (instead of wholesalers from mainland) increases economy on the island of Skye. Key Innovation Providing income to small communities through local food produce Problematic background and context bringing fresh locally produced food to the tables of skye & lochallch” as many other islands in scotland, the distribution […]

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AYRSHIRE LETS

LETS is an acronym for Local Exchange Trading System Key Innovation An alternate currency allows the trading of goods and services amongst members of the community. Problematic background and context The original project started in 1976, when a group who were members of ‘friends of the earth’ decided to start a ‘LETS’ scheme in Ayr. […]

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CREAM o’ GALLOWAY DAIRY FARM

Cream o’ Galloway Dairy Farm is an organic dairy farm which was launched to increase biodiversity and enhance the experience for visitors. Key Innovation They are currently monitoring how they manage waste, energy and water to target how they can save it. Problematic background and context In 1992 the owners of this family dairy and […]

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CAFEZOÏDE

Creating a community-space for children, where café and playground are combined. Key Innovation Café Zoïde is a combination of a neighboorhood workshop and a café,independant of a school system and at the same time providing an educative but free surrounding for children Problematic background and context A group of people decided to create a warm […]