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Social Innovation: Pathways to success
Ecosystems

Social Innovation: Pathways to success

by Heloise Buckland (@HeloiseBuckland), researcher at the Institute for Social Innovation of ESADE andco-founder of Barcelonya. Heloise Buckland co-…
11 June 2014Heloise Buckland
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unMonastery
Capacity Building

unMonastery

Last 15th March, unMonastery Matera opened its doors to Matera citizens and visitors. It is an ambitious and radical project, which aims to develop…
7 April 2014unMonastery
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Collaborative services in informal settlements. A social innovation case in a pacified favela in Rio de Janeiro
Collaboration

Collaborative services in informal settlements. A social innovation case in a pacified favela in Rio de Janeiro

This Social Frontier paper was originally published by Nesta.Informal settlements are complex social ecosystems, characterized by their lack of basi…
16 December 2013Carla Cipolla, Patricia Melo, and Ezio Manzini
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From engaging to empowering people, a set of co-design experiments with a service design perspective
Citizen Participation

From engaging to empowering people, a set of co-design experiments with a service design perspective

This Social Frontier report was originally published by Nesta.Local communities in cities, confronted with a lack of services inside a city, are see…
16 December 2013Daria Cantù and Daniela Selloni
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Smart-farms reduce response times to pests with Facebook and SMS
Environment

Smart-farms reduce response times to pests with Facebook and SMS

By staff at the UNDP office in Skopje Via National Geographic. “This is the one everyone knows from cartoons – the little worm in the apple…
29 August 2013UNDP office in Skopje
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Athens: Social Unity Through Urban Crisis
Article

Athens: Social Unity Through Urban Crisis

This Article is written by Zoe Spiliopoulou as part of theSocial Life of Cities Seriesfor Urban Times. For the past five yearsausterity measureshave…
7 August 2013Zoe Spiliopoulou
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Summer is for Resilience
Citizen Participation

Summer is for Resilience

In the small andalusian village of El Madroño, the local community has developed initiatives in health self-management training, aimed specifically…
31 July 2013Alfonso Pedrosa
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Generating Innovation: Listening, Involving and Co- producing with Unusual Suspects
Work

Generating Innovation: Listening, Involving and Co- producing with Unusual Suspects

Written by Emma Clarence (OECD LEED) for the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal Anthropology: perhaps not the first profession you think of whe…
23 July 2013Emma Clarence
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Entrepreneurs in the Classroom
Education

Entrepreneurs in the Classroom

Written by Sandra Hlebs (British Council) for the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal The British Council in Europe is running a project called…
23 July 2013Sandra Hlebs
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Health and rural community in an andalusian small village
Citizen Participation

Health and rural community in an andalusian small village

For thousands of years, the western foothills of Sierra Morena (Andalusia, Spain) have been mined for silver, copper, iron and other metals. However…
22 February 2013Alfonso Pedrosa
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