An innovative crowd-sourcing approach is implemented in response to Ireland’s housing crisis, allowing local residents to register vacant homes in their area and help create new homes from the existing housing stock.
Experts and volunteer residents join forces to collect data in an environmentally friendly fight against mosquitos.
An outdoor adventure playground gives children the opportunity to explore nature with their peers under the supervision of specially trained play workers.
The first social supermarket in Poland provides high-quality goods at low prices, supporting the most socially and financially vulnerable residents while also reducing food waste.
The Street Moves project reimagines and redesigns streets with the needs of pedestrians, sustainable modes of transport, and the local community in mind, transforming them into multifunctional and inclusive spaces.
An adaptive lighting system uses sensor technology and insect-friendly LED lights to ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists while protecting insects and minimising light pollution.
Pink Boxes found in public institutions across the city provide women and girls with sanitary products in order to end period poverty and break menstruation taboos.
A social enterprise facilitates the transition from urban to rural living by working with rural communities to help them integrate new arrivals.
The City of Gothenburg celebrates its 400th anniversary by making the most of one of its most abundant assets – rain – in a creative, playful and sustainable way.
Hamburg adopts the DB Rad+ app which employs gamification techniques and incentives to encourage cycling, and enables the city to make targeted infrastructure developments and promote local businesses.
Free access to contraceptives in Norbotten, provided by the local government to all women of ages 26 and below, strengthens women’s trust in health care and reduces the number of abortions.
A platform designed to bring together and support the many different citizen groups working to improve Athens.
Brunnenpassage operates as a space for professional artists and amateurs to co-create art, thus fostering social cohesion in a highly diverse neighbourhood.
Coordinated pre-school activities compensate for a lack of kindergartens in a Commune of Poland with dispersed villages.
Transforming a derelict area in northern Paris into a showcase of citizen governance opens up a new space for many activities in a formerly abandoned public space under the metro.
Once a year, participative democracy takes place through discussing locally relevant issues with the officials over a cup of coffee or on the go, with the results being published on the town’s website.
Universities for pensioners, with 5,500 volunteer teachers and legal recognition, improve the quality of life of tens of thousands of senior citizens across Portugal.
Home care in Sweden’s capital gets examined and reformed, making the system more responsive to patients’ needs, especially regarding the distribution of time slots.
Better community services are introduced in the city, which provide easier access to healthcare, such as dental check-ups in schools, and housing and mobility services for the elderly.