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Social Innovation in Auckland 2013 Report

Author: Auckland Council
Published Date: 14 March 2013

What is Auckland doing about Social Innovation? The Auckland Council published for the first time a report on Social Innovaiton in Auckland.

As the city plans to become the world most liveable city, social innovation has a critical potential there.

In education, employment, disabilities, the arts or CSR, the report provides an overview of what Auckland is doing in different fields to promote social innovation.

"Creating successful social and community outcomes involves people playing an active part in designing, developing and delivering the services and projects they want and need for themselves and their communities. Auckland Council is developing innovative new strategies to support this like Thriving Communities – our plan for supporting community-led development, better social outcomes and strong local economies. Auckland Council’s 21 local boards also have a key role to play in leading this change and are doing great work through exciting new projects like Youth Connections – a youth employment partnership between the Tindall Foundation, the Auckland Airport Trust, the Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs and Auckland Council.

There is a huge amount of talent, creativity and entrepreneurship in our diverse Auckland communities. This report aims to celebrate the potential for social innovation and provide a critical reflection on these emerging ideas and practices."

More information on the Report available here [via Knowledge Auckland]