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36 Community-Based Innovations

From Bike Calibrators to Recreational Structures

— November 6, 2011 — Pop Culture
These community-based innovations can serve as inspiration for collective achievement. For me, one idea that stands out is communities of knowledge sharers who learn and teach each other valuable and desired skills.

These community-based innovations are in some instances more hands-on, such as the community-made handicrafts. In other instances, it involves communities of people coming together online and not only sharing, but creating something new. Another excellent innovation is the communal recreational structure by Van Rooijen Architects that encourages social etiquette and stimulates the imagination.

Implications - Internet users are seeking out platforms that connect them to the real-world in interesting ways. The proliferation and success of check-in services like FourSquare and community gathering sites like MeetUp are symptomatic of this desire. Companies should finds ways to connect their consumers together around causes or initiatives.
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Community-Building Software
Community-Building Software
The Submate App Connects You to Others on Your Commute to Work
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Online Business Communities
Online Business Communities
The Visa Business Network is an Invaluable Social Resource
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Communal Chalkboard Courtyards
Communal Chalkboard Courtyards
The Split Bathhouse Provides a Safe and Healthy Space to Wash
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Change-Making Communities
Change-Making Communities
Ashoka's Youth Venture Empowers Young People to Promote Positivity
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Community-Driven Toy Blocks
Community-Driven Toy Blocks
LEGO CUUSOO is a Crowdsourcing Platform for New Product Ideas
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Community Boombox Sculptures
Community Boombox Sculptures
'Got the Power' Enables People to Share Memories Through Sound
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Community Craft Ciders
Community Craft Ciders
Brew On is a Social Enterprise Based in the United Kingdom
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Communities that Blog to God
Communities that Blog to God
Dear God
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Community-Driven Concept Cars
Community-Driven Concept Cars
The Peugeot Plug is Designed Specifically to be Shared
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GPS Tagging Communities
GPS Tagging Communities
POIfriend.com
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Community-Focused Palestinian Produce
Community-Focused Palestinian Produce
Zaytoun Imports Organic and Fair Trade Products
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Community Culinary Schools
Community Culinary Schools
The Cooking Rooms is a Social Enterprise and a Social Space
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Inspirational Community Goal Sharing
Inspirational Community Goal Sharing
43Things.com
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Collaborative Online Product Naming
Collaborative Online Product Naming
NameThis.com
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Community Bike Calibrators
Community Bike Calibrators
The Cykelpleje Lets You Tune-Up Your Bike On the Go
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Community Based Learning
Community Based Learning
Unclasses.org Lets You Learn (or Teach) for Fun
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Community Art Events
Community Art Events
‘Illuminate Yaletown' Exhibit to Light Up Vancouver's Night
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Community-Driven Creations
Community-Driven Creations
'Quirky' Lets People Decide What Will be Made and Sold
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Eccentric Art Communities
Eccentric Art Communities
RedBubble
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Community-Knit Chairs
Community-Knit Chairs
Granny Boomers Create 'La chaise Granny' for Milan Design Week
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Community-Driven Workspaces
Community-Driven Workspaces
The Centre for Social Innovation Promotes New Ideas
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Online Weather Worship Communities
Online Weather Worship Communities
The Cloud Appreciation Society
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Community Beach Houses
Community Beach Houses
Annenberg in Santa Monica Makes Luxury Accessible to All
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13
Communal Recreational Structures
Communal Recreational Structures
Van Rooijen Architects' Playground Building is Bright & Colorful
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Community Car Ferries
Community Car Ferries
Shared Solutions for Energy-Efficient Personal Transportion
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Golden Community Centers
Golden Community Centers
La Candida Brings Community Together, King Midas Style
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10
Post-it Note Communities
Post-it Note Communities
The Anthropost Experiment Forges a Community from Forgotten Notes
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Community Espresso Makers
Community Espresso Makers
The De Longhi Gourmet Coffee Tower Isn't Your Average Cup of Joe
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Kinetic Community Entertainment
Kinetic Community Entertainment
Great Street Games by KMA Brings Neighborhood Play to the UK
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Community Graffiti Statues
Community Graffiti Statues
ZOO Project Creates Street Art Dedicated to the Tunisian Revolution
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Cougar Online Communities
Cougar Online Communities
'Cougars & Co' Social Networking Hooks Up Older Women & Younger Men
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Community-Made Handicrafts
Community-Made Handicrafts
Rag Tag 'n' Textile Supports Those Recovering from Mental Health Issues
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Fashion Communities To Create Outfits
Fashion Communities To Create Outfits
Select2gether
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3
Treehouse Community Hubs
Treehouse Community Hubs
The Pharrell Williams Resource Center Aims to Inspire Children
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2
Communal Couture
Communal Couture
'Threadless Select' Shirts are Creatively Inspired by the Community
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Retirement Community Editorials
Retirement Community Editorials
The Eliza Dukshu Photoshoot Channels Boca Raton Chic
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