Bottrop pledges to reduce carbon emissions by fifty percent in ten years using an InnovationCity master plan bound to spread in the region.
Participative democracy supports a shift towards intellectual autonomy, energy independence, and food sovereignty in this locality.
Athboy town ensures accessibility and inclusivity for all citizens regardless of age, physical, cognitive, or sensory impairment.
A trades-based training approach in a facility for young adults fills key-skill gaps in the local labour market.
Private investors in Sweden are working with a local municipality to improve the lives of foster children with a novel financing method.
A coordinated network of local caregivers and service providers supports those most in need: the elderly, the disabled, the ill, and their families.
An orchard and greenhouse provides fresh, healthy, and environmentally friendly fruit and vegetables for children.
A free security wristband connects elderly and disabled residents with a 24-hour emergency response team.
Technological innovations provide communication, environmental, and sustainable transport solutions which improve the quality of life for citizens.
A network of solidarity, in the form of a network of friendly shopkeepers, allows children to be more autonomous, while bringing back social trust and strengthening community ties.
Young people from the city stay with older people in rural areas, to create lasting connections between generations, preserve cultural heritage, and develop young people’s sense of belonging.
Leuven launches a pioneering platform and call-centre for civil participation, to connect volunteers with citizens in need during and after the Corona-crisis, for meal delivery, language courses, and care tasks.
Well-trained senior citizens volunteer to provide newborn babies with critically needed physical closeness when the parents cannot be there – to reduce infant stress and keep newborns’ immune systems strong.
An innovative partnership between public services, healthcare, and the voluntary sector, brings a more holistic, long-term approach to health and well-being – social prescribing – to reduce social isolation, strengthen community ties, and help people access support.
Community urban gardening brings residents closer to nature and strengthens social ties in a large city.