Networks of shared functioning spaces should be our inspiration and our goal for the future

Networks of shared functioning spaces should be our inspiration and our goal for the future (by Tessy Britton on Changing London)
“Thriving neighbourhoods need shared community spaces. Shared gardens, canteens, kitchens, workshops, make spaces, and work spaces can become the focus around which communities become socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.”
Behind every successful innovative space are a group of social pioneers — often regular people with drive and imagination who help to develop the spaces as platforms for people to bring their ideas and time.”
“What’s so special about these projects is that they are starting to transform how we think about being a participating citizen.  Citizenship becomes something for everyone, everyday.  It shifts us from just being consumers – to makers and co-producers of society on a much wider scale than we have seen before – it even has the potential to re-shape democracy.”

http://www.change-london.org.uk/london-ready-open-creative-citizenship/

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