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.