Incubating Change

September 14th, 2011

Innovation is rarely the mythical accident hatched on the chemistry bench or in the culture lab. It’s more likely the product of a search for solutions, or an insightful response to change. This month we bring you stories that invite you to think about how innovation is changing our world.

Ian Goldin makes the case for the ‘exceptional people’ at the heart of global change. From Madrid, Carmen Garcia de Andres of the Fundacion Tomillo describes how a participatory budgeting model taps the entrepreneurial spirit of street youth. Immigrant entrepreneurs and business incubation is an urban affair for local governments in Helsinki and Vienna (upcoming webinar).

For Rob Berkeley at the Runnymede Trust, commenting on the recent London riots, incubating change also means taking time for reflection.

The best ideas are borrowed and re-invented by context and application. Cities of Migration travels to Seattle next month to share ten outstanding integration practices with the US National Immigrant Integration Conference. We hope you can join us at NIIC2011 for our Marketplace of Good Ideas and take a fresh perspective home with you.

Post- conference update!

Watch our latest video that recounts our October travels to the 4th annual National Immigrant Integration Conference in Seattle. It’s a live showcase of ten of the international practices that we have profiled at Cities of Migration:

Read the Good Ideas (or view the entire Marketplace workbook – pdf).

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