MESH Cities

MESH Cities explores the wireless systems empowered, 21st Century city through the eyes of its super-users. These are the people who are embracing the new communications and infrastructure tools that will determine the ultimate livability of the modern city. The growing ubiquity of high-speed wireless connections allows people to experience the city in ways never before possible. More than that, they can contribute their ideas about how to make our cities more accommodating and responsive .


MESH Cities, Cities, Local


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.


Meetup, Local Community, Lectures, Action

Stockbox Grocers

Stockbox’s mission is to bring food back into communities – like an old-fashioned corner store, but with a modern twist. Our small format stores are placed throughout urban areas, to offer fresh produce, meal solutions, and grocery staples. We place mainstream staples, alongside organic products, and source produce from local farms when possible. Grab-and-go options in meals and snacks make it easy to shop, with selection changing frequently so there’s always something new to explore. We offer loyalty programs, recipes, and specials. Pricing is affordable – competitive with local grocery stores and below convenience stores. 


Food, Communities, Urban, Local, Organic, Stockbox Grocers, Corner Store


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.


New York, Local, Community, Environment, Neighbors, Neighborhoods, Green, Change


Serengetee is a clothing brand that incorporates global fabric patterns into their products while giving back to corresponding grassroots causes. Serengetee was founded in 2012 by a group of college friends after traveling the world on Semester at Sea. Since the beginning, their mission has been simple: to connect people to the globe through fabric while giving back to the communities that inspire and create their designs. Every fabric is teamed up with a cause located in the same region. This allows them to support both local fabric makers and the causes that work in their communities. When you wear Serengetee, you 'Wear the World'.


Serengetee, Fabric, T-Shirt

Piano! Push Play!

Piano! Push Play! began with two objectives: to give young pianists a new exciting way to share their talent and hard work, and to give the public a chance to experience trained musicianship outside and away from the typical concert hall.  
This outreach project is about developing more ways for people to see, hear and enjoy this instrument in action. 


Piano! Push Play!, Music, Pianos, Outdoors, Community


Popularise is the online platform that shares the power to build new places in your neighborhood with local residents like you
By joining other people in your area on Popularise, you can create the kind of cool, authentic places you want in your neighborhood. Submit your own ideas, and vote for what to build on projects posted by real estate developers and local business operators.


Popularise, Community, Builders, Construction, Cities, Build, Input, Feedback, Development


Wedu aims to unlock the leadership potential of women in Asia by providing lifelong mentorship and innovative financing options to complete higher education and become change-makers in their communities. We envision a world where individuals from the least developed corners of the world have the tools to change their own lives, and the leadership skills to catalyze positive development in their communities and contribute to social advancement in their home country.


Wedu, Women, Leadership, Asia, Women Empowerment

Neighbors Can Help

We'd like to join with you in making your neighbourhood a better place by helping people to help their neighbours because: we believe most people want to be helpful and we hope everyone and every neighbourhood will be better off by doing so.


Neighbors Can Help, Neighbors, Community, Neighborhood, Helping People, Sharing


Onepager is the easiest way for small business owners to setup a professional looking website in minutes. 


Small Business, Design, Apps, Websites, One Pager


Trip4real is a community-driven platform connecting locals with travellers across Spain, by enabling locals to become tour guides in whatever they are passionate about. Travellers can then browse through thousands of tours and activities offered by ordinary locals, read their profiles, reviews & ratings before arranging to meet them. Founded in 2012, trip4real was created as a tool to help those travelling to Spain have authentic experiences of the places they visit, alongside locals. The platform currently has over 10,000 users from 190 different countries, with as many as 2,500 locals from 52 different towns & cities offering activities.


Trip4real, Community, Locals, Travel, Spain, Tours


Water4 transforms communities by putting a sustainable solution in the hands of local men and women. We train them to drill their own water wells and install their own hand pumps. As a result, these trained teams have not only a vocation and a means to provide for themselves and their families, but also the tools and skills to bring access to safe drinking water to their own communities.


Water4, Water, Pumps, Vocational Training

Humanity Unified

Humanity Unified is a socially conscious lifestyle brand for the Changemaker, Traveler and Dreamer. Our model is simple, people before profits. We work with local organizations to help fun projects that empower women and children in developing nations through education, sustainable agriculture programs and economic development. 


Humanity Unified, Shopping, Products, Empowerment


chashama supports communities by transforming temporarily vacant properties into spaces where artists can flourish. By recycling and repurposing buildings in transition, we invest in neighborhoods, foster local talent, and sustain a vast range of creativity, commerce and culture. 


Chashama, Artists, Space, Creativity, Culture

Truck Farm

Truck Farm is a mobile garden education project founded in Brooklyn, NY. Director Ian Cheney's other projects include King Corn, The Greening of Southie, and The City Dark. 


Ian Cheney, Cities, New Urbanism, New York, Local Food, Food, Vegetables, Public Spaces