TOPIC: LOCAL COMMUNITIES (54)

NeighborGoods

http://neighborgoods.net

NeighborGoods is a safe community where you can save money and resources by sharing stuff with your friends. Need a ladder? Borrow it from your neighbor. Have a bike collecting dust in your closet? Lend it out and make a new friend.

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Truck Farm

http://www.truckfarm.org

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. 

Project 10

http://p10.qc.ca

Project 10 works to promote the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersexed and questioning youth and adults 14-25.

Neighborland

https://neighborland.com

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.

Walkonomics

http://www.walkonomics.com

Walkonomics aims to rate the pedestrian-friendliness of every street in the world.  By enabling ordinary people and local communities to add a rating of any street, it is hoped that a realistic walkability score will be created for each street.  Where available, public datasets are also used to add ratings and provide more quantitative reviews.  By harnessing the power of 'crowd-sourcing', social media and open data, Walkonomics aims to become a self-organising system where users correct any inaccuracies or errors in street reviews.
In addition to this, Walkonomics also provides an interactive online space, where local people, government and business can suggest, discuss and create walkability improvements for our streets, neighbourhoods and cities.

Meal Train

http://www.mealtrain.com

mealTrain.com is a free solution that simplifies the organization of giving and receiving meals. By allowing the giving party to take into account the recipient’s preferred meal times, food preferences, and available days, the site helps ensure that the recipient gets the meals they enjoy on the days that are most helpful.

chashama

http://www.chashama.org

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. 

This Big City

http://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.

WLS International

http://www.volunteerforasia.com

WLS International is a British Volunteer Organization that offers rewarding and affordable volunteer programs in Asia. For over 10 years we have been organizing volunteering programs in Asia to thousands of international volunteers from all over the world. We are committed to promoting cross-cultural awareness and helping communities in developing countries in Asia.

TekVenture

http://tekventure.org

The Mission of TekVenture is to provide an environment offering space, tools, materials, and mentors where the community can realize their creative potential, satisfy their need to make things, talk shop with other makers, and connect with emerging technologies and the industries that use them.

ArtHere

http://arthere.org

ArtHERE is a California based platform for crowd-sourced urban revitalization through the matching of art and place.

Trip4real

http://www.trip4real.com

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.

Neighbors Can Help

http://www.neighbourscanhelp.org.uk

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.

Volunteer Mzansi AFRIKA

http://www.volunteermzansiafrika.com/

Volunteer Mzansi AFRIKA is a BEE social entrepreneurship volunteer and travel company based in Cape Town, South Africa that provides holistic programmes that positively affect and has impact on the lives of volunteers, improves the sustainability of projects with the aim of benefiting communities. We are passionate about volunteers, projects and communities and therefore have created a unique way of involving volunteers in projects within communities.  

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.