ANNOUNCEMENT

To our members: By the end of February, www.vibrantcommunities.ca and www.deepeningcommunity.ca will be integrated into the Tamarack website at www.tamarackcommunity.ca. This is a more accessible platform, where you will easily find more engaging content and resources on poverty reduction and community change.

Questions? Send us a note at tamarack@tamarackcommunity.ca.

The Enabling City: Place-Based Creative Problem-Solving and the Power of the Everyday

Submitted by sylvia cheuy on April 5, 2014 - 3:36pm

The Enabling City: Place-Based Creative Problem-Solving and the Power of the Everyday is a tool-kit developed to illustrate examples from around the world that demonstrate the power of “place-based, creative problem-solving that can result when the “imagination and inventiveness of citizens, experts and activists” is leveraged to work collaboratively. 

The social innovations profiled in the tool-kit centre around core themes that encourage cities to be, “more inclusive, innovative and interactive.”  The themes are: place-making; eating & growing; resource sharing; learning and socializing; steering and organizing; and, financing.   These innovations are catalysts for social change and they demonstrate that, “citizenship is so much more than duties and taxes — it’s about outcome ownership, enablement, and the celebration of the myriad connections that make up the collective landscape of the place(s) we call home.”  

This resource has recently been translated into FrenchSpanish and Italian too.