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

Tools, Community Innovation, Cities Deepening Community

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.”
Chiara Camponeschi

By Chiara Camponeschi

Chiara is a Manager of Cities with the Tamarack Institute's Community Climate Transitions initiative. She has 15 years of experience in the social impact sector, having worked with nonprofits, as well as having served as an advisor to several multilateral and community initiatives, in Canada and abroad.

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