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Thursday, July 6 • 14:00 - 14:45
Community Contributions: Ask not what your city can do for you...

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Citizens now have the ability to identify and rapidly organise resources in new ways. Mara Balestrini (Ideas for Change) will discuss her work to empower communities to mobilise data and expertise to improve the cities they live in. Dave Boyle (Community Shares Company) will share lessons from developing community shares and co-ops to empower communities to access funding and resources. Helen Goulden (Nesta) leads the discussion.

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Helen Goulden

Executive Director, Innovation Lab, Nesta
Helen is an Executive Director at Nesta and leads our Innovation Lab. The Lab’s mission is to support and scale innovation for the public good, working with partners to run innovation funds and programmes, open innovation processes and challenge prizes. Our focus is broad, supporting... Read More →

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Mara Balestrini

Partner and Director of Research, Ideas for Change
Making Sense EU
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Dave Boyle

Director, Community Shares Company
Dave Boyle is passionate about people owning the things that matter to them. He spent a decade helping football fans in 4 continents bring their clubs into community ownership and now works with groups looking to develop community-owned businesses through the Community Shares Company... Read More →

Thursday July 6, 2017 14:00 - 14:45 CEST
05. Factory