Community building (e.g. social capital)

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History The Coffee Cup Revolution, hosted through the Binners’ Project is a Vancouver based collective founded in 2014. The initiative seeks to work with and for ‘binners; “a person who collects redeemable containers and other things from bins to sustain their livelihood and to divert waste from landfills; a dumpster...
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Participatory Budgeting in Merced County, California. History In June of 2017, it was decided that Merced County, California, would have $200,000 directed towards community projects chosen by the inhabitants of Merced County, as a form of participatory budgeting. The main actors in this process coming about were District supervisors Rodrigo...
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Plaine Commune (an agglomeration of communes in northern Paris) conducted an health impact assessment (HIA) for planned expansions of public transport in the area. In the HIA process they included the opinion and advice of local citizens so as to be informed on how best to cater to their various...
Summary After emerging from a toxic civil war and 25 years of dictatorship, Uganda has seen increased economic and social stability over the last few decades. This nation is viewed by many as an example of how microfinance can shape and influence socio-economic issues in a developing country. Microentrepreneurs form...
Their mission is to ‘engage the people of Austin in meaningful civic dialogue focused on public issues, hosted by community volunteers across the entire city’ (Conversation Corps, 2017b).
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History Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) have been developed nationally in the United Kingdom to better understand the role the police have upon diverse communities. The IAG project was pushed following the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report of 1999, published as ‘The Macpherson report’. Stephen Lawrence was the victim of a racially...
Problems and Purpose Rural communities are at risk to be seriously affected by climate change. Recent extreme weather in Minnesota has caused unease in several communities about how to tackle climate change now, and in the future. Due to the lack of education, resources and community awareness, citizens need to...
The Southampton Youth Forum provides a platform for young people (aged 13-25) to influence the city’s legislative agenda through campaigns that seek to shape both the direction of policy and its implementation to ensure that it works as efficiently as possible for youth.

Method: Mapping

Mapping involves the visual representation of the connection between location and personal details such as individual or community values, assets, history, and goals.
Self-governance is the exercise of power or control over oneself without external interference.
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