Enabling City – approach and book

Here is a blurb about the Enabling City book (that is online a free to access) that caught our attention:

“At its simplest, Enabling City is a new way of thinking about communities and change. Guided by principles such as collaboration, innovation and participation, the pioneering initiatives featured in Enabling City attest to the power of community in stimulating the kind of innovative thinking needed to tackle complex issues ranging from participatory citizenship to urban livability.”

Check out the website and see Creative Commons shared book here.

Participle – Learning from the London Circle

Participle ran an innovation project that started with older people themselves, that would include the abundance of experience and wealth and would ask how this could be shared in order to grow a new approach for all, rooted in prevention and the fostering of capabilities. Southwark Council, Sky media and the Department for Work and Pensions funded the open innovation. They worked with over 250 people in Southwark, South London to develop some answers.

The links to the full report and other details are here.