“Communities For Change connects Impact Hub innovators with the Presencing Institute’s u.lab process with an incredible aspiration: let’s collaborate towards truly inclusive cities and co-create the future we want to see. 1 challenge, 5 cities, 100+ changemakers…incredible potential!” – Julie Arts, Presencing Institute Senior Faculty
By 2080, 80% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. The increasingly complex challenges that cities face such as insufficient housing, air pollution and rising inequality demand solutions that are dynamic, systemic, and collaboratively developed.
Communities for Change brought together changemakers from diverse pockets of participating cities for an 8-week innovation journey. 5 Impact Hubs (Baltimore, Boulder, Seattle, Budapest and Harare) and 20 to 30 key stakeholders per city completed this prototyping journey during which they ran a facilitated learning and innovation process around the shared theme of “INCLUSIVE CITIES”, using the u.lab process, Theory U framework & Tools developed by Presencing Institute.