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PAPER | An Overview of Community Innovation Trends - Part One: Design-Based Approaches

Publications, Community Innovation, Galen MacLusky, Community Change Festival

Are you a Design Thinker? A Social Innovator? A Behavioural Economist? Do you use Systems Thinking, Co-Design, or Labs to effect change? If you’re thinking about these terms in the context of community change, chances are that you’re engaging in the practice of Community Innovation.

In 'An Overview of Community Innovation Trends', Galen MacLusky identifies some of the most prominent Community Innovation trends, the value of these approaches for community changemakers, and how to further your learning in this area. Not only does this paper provide a detailed look at the current landscape, but it also provides a thorough outline of resources and outlets that will help you jumpstart your practice of Community Innovation. 

This is the second paper in the 2018 Community Change Festival Series, highlighting each of the 5 interconnected practices essential for community change.

Galen MacLusky

By Galen MacLusky

Galen is a Consulting Director of the Tamarack Institute’s Community Innovation Idea Area. He is passionate about working with community organizations to help build and scale new ideas that deepen their impact. An experienced design, innovation, and co-creation consultant, at the core of his work are approaches that help organizations engage with those who are impacted by their services and test new programs and services with minimal investment. Over the past five years, Galen has used these approaches to help Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations across North America reinvent the services and programs they provide.

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