Communities for Change is an innovative program developed in partnership with the Presencing Institute and the BMW Foundation to drive systems change locally and globally.

Participating Impact Hubs convene a group of diverse stakeholders from their cities to undertake an 8-week innovation journey around a locally pertinent question within the “Inclusive Cities” umbrella theme (e.g. housing, food system, energy). Using Presencing Institute’s methodology, groups dig into these key questions with a systems-level perspective, emerging with actionable prototypes that receive continued support to develop in Impact Hubs after the innovation journey concludes. Throughout the program, course facilitators and participants are connected across the globe, enabling new and valuable connections and insights by virtue of the networked initiative.

Thanks to catalyzing support from the BMW Foundation, Communities for Change piloted in five Impact Hubs in 2018.

Learn more about the pilot, local initiatives and lessons learned here.