TOPIC: LOCAL COMMUNITIES (49)
Lucky Ant is the first ever hyper local crowd funding platform. When small businesses in your community can’t grow and get better because cash is tight, Lucky Ant gives you the opportunity to help them.
Lucky Ant brings you one business every week that needs help funding a project. When we post a project, it has 7 days to reach its fundraising goal. When the goal is reached, Lucky Ant unlocks the funds, and the business can fund the project.
Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
Habitat for Humanityhttp://www.habitat.org
We are a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
NEW URBANISM promotes the creation and restoration of diverse, walkable, compact, vibrant, mixed-use communities composed of the same components as conventional development, but assembled in a more integrated fashion, in the form of complete communities.
This Big Cityhttp://thisbigcity.net
This Big City is an award winning sustainable cities blog covering innovations in urban design, architecture, culture, technology, transport and the bicycle. Launched in September 2009 by Joe Peach, This Big City now features content from urbanism writers and organisations all over the world, and publishes in English and Chinese.
Sustainable Cities Internationalhttp://sustainablecities.net/
Founded in 1993, Sustainable Cities International is a registered not-for-profit organization based in Vancouver, Canada. Our mission is to co-create with cities around the world, to catalyze action on urban sustainability. We are a think-tank and a do-tank!
ioby brings environmental projects to life, block by block. ioby connects people and money to site-based projects. All of these projects are conceived, designed, and run by neighbors—which ensures community buy-in, long-term caretakers and daily reminders of what’s been achieved.
Successful projects are then magnified, so they can benefit other neighborhoods—and the positive impact can ripple throughout the city. ioby is about having a stake in the game, engaging with others while you do so, and seeing and living with the end result.
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)http://www.icic.org
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC strengthens inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities.
Urban Life Internationalhttp://www.ulicanada.org/
Urban Life International is an independent research training organization with the desire to foment a better understanding and response to the urban challenge. The urban challenge has been described as the need to transform concrete and steel into communities of health and hope. The people who live in cities are caught in-between segregation and integration, diversity and distinction, and density and privacy. Their quality of life is determined in how they respond to these challenges.
On Neighborland you can share your ideas and insights for your city, support your neighbors’ ideas, and connect with people who share your interests. We are providing residents, neighborhood organizations, economic development groups, and municipalities with a powerfully simple platform to connect and make good things happen.
Better Cities Nowhttp://bettercitiesnow.com
Better Cities Now provides news and insights for the people that run cities. At its core, it considers how the urban environments that nearly all of us call home can be made, well, better. This means making them better places to live and work, improving the way they’re governed and run, and reducing their impact on society and the environment. We don’t think cities are bad places, quite the contrary. But we do believe they could be a lot better.