About Communities for Change: Co-designing Inclusive Cities
Communities for Change: Co-designing Inclusive Cities is an innovative program that will run across 5-10 Impact Hubs around the world. Each Impact Hub will gather 15-25 local stakeholders to convene for an 8-week innovation journey, which was created in collaboration with MIT’s Presencing Institute. Each location will address a key challenge in their city (e.g. housing, active citizen participation programs, local food system, etc.) and search for answers that will accelerate progress and change in everyday life for their communities.
Impact Hub Budapest is focusing on the Future of Work as a theme. Learn more details from the official website.
The process will generate solutions to each participating city’s key challenge spearheaded by local entrepreneurs and innovators. These solutions will have access to a pot of support funding, and be supported with workspace and mentorship for an additional 2-month period. Communities for Change serves as a bridge between the agenda set by large scale private and public-sector players to local citizens, entrepreneurs, and innovators developing grassroots solutions. With the Presencing Institute’s proven u.lab innovation methodology and Impact Hub’s community building expertise, profound and lasting connections are built across the city’s actors, generating a cross-sector innovation ecosystem that continues to nurture innovative practices and initiatives long after the official program has closed.
Resulting solutions may include:
- Community projects
- Public policy changes
- Social businesses
- Shifting business practices
The program will be in Hungarian and begin on January 29th and run until March 26th.
Sessions will be every Monday evening from 16:00 – 19:00
The deadline for applying to be part of this program is January 15th, 2017.Back to all Events