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Nextdoor is an existing social network that allows communities to engage around the issues that are most important to them. This site enables to meet each other, share resources and be abreast of issues regarding their neighborhood.

The Amazings is a platform connecting between older people who wants to share their wisdom, skills and life experience, and younger ones, who would like to learn from them.

By closing off stretches of a neighborhood's streets on Sunday, the City of SF creates space to celebrate local flavor. Pedestrians & bicycles roam free, and nearby businesses and organizations coordinate activities along the car-free streets.

Weekly neighborhood markets provide a gathering place for the community, as well as introduce local farmers, artisans, and small business owners to each other and new customers. Not only do people connect more with their food, but their environment.

We're seeing tonnes of spaces that are either being adopted by communities or are designed specifically for communities to gather in. In Singapore Pigeon Hole is just that. The perfect stage for the community to perform their play on.

Paths of Health is an initiative that started on Ireland in 1995. Their aim was to influence more people taking up low-impact exercise. To increase average health levels in their population and to prevent cardio-vascular diseases.

Repair Cafes ( are a free meeting space which links up 1) the skills and knowledge of older people to repair and fix things, 2) people who have broken things and don't know how to fix it. It is an initiative by Martine Postma.

As the world evolves we are often left with legacy public infrastructure that is no longer useful to the community in the way it were original designed - e.g. public phone booths. How might we repurpose such spaces to better benefit the community?

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