Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Learn why 97% of people rate it "the best innovation conference ever".
1-Day Innovation Events
Explore our 2019 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Bring Future Festival to your team or event with our custom programming.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.

Altruistic Real Estate

3Space Joins Social Entrepreneurs with Owners of Vacant Properties

— December 15, 2011 — Social Good
3Space is one of those social businesses that makes you wonder how it could have taken us so long to come up with such an obvious solution: filling empty real estate with socially-beneficial organizations.

One of the main issues nonprofits and budding social enterprises face is that low budgets make discovering affordable real estate a real challenge. But every city also has empty commercial real estate, just sitting there, so 3Space came up with the idea to bring such organizations into partnership with landlords while their properties are empty. They created a model for "meanwhile" use.

"It is difficult for an individual charity to negotiate with a landlord for short term use of an individual property," 3Space says on their Facebook page. "There is also little incentive for the landlord to make one property available on its own. However as an intermediary we believe we can offer major incentives to landlords and reduce the legislative burden and negotiation issues for charities who want to try this type of use. 3Space offers a favourable solution to landlords, charities, local goverment and ultimately the communities where it operates."

The website offers more detail for those interested in getting involved, but their mission is simple: "For all empty property to be recognised as an available resource that can deliver immediate social benefits and be a catalyst for longer term regeneration."


Contact Information
3Space website
3Space on Twitter
3Space on Facebook
3.5
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness