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Creative Communities Commons
The School of Cities partners with the Creative Communities Commons (CCC), an affiliated initiative that exists to provide a node of open participation and the free exchange of intellectual resources and expertise among academia, the arts sector, community leaders, civil society, the private sector, and the public sector.
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Leading Social Justice Collective
The Leading Social Justice Collective (LSJC) is a cross-sectoral leadership development program for individuals engaged in social justice transformation in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), co-hosted by United Way of… Read more
Knowledge Café | The Changing Stories of Boston’s Chinatown Library Branch
Overdue, Returned, and Missing: The Changing Stories of Boston’s Chinatown Library Branch Public branch libraries are hyperlocal institutions that produce and disseminate local knowledge and play important roles in immigrant… Read more
Volume 1: Issue 3 | Towers in the Park: Designing equitable urban resilience in Toronto’s tower neighbourhoods
By Fadi Masoud
Volume 1: Issue 1 | Building Community Resilience: A connected community approach to crises
By Anne Gloger and Blake Poland
Creative Communities Commons | Paradigm Shifts: Perspectives on Research Across the Arts and Academia
This joint session between the Creative Communities Commons at School of Cities, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Foundation reflects on the differences between the arts and academia when it comes to research.
Creative Communities Commons | Sustainable pARTnerships: Collaboration & Reciprocity in Creative Cities
Sustainable pARTnerships is a participatory arts-based research initiative that brings together the cultural and academic sectors to jointly imagine futures in which artists can thrive.
Creative Communities Commons | Imagining New Worlds
A meeting of civically engaged artists interested in systemic transformation and seeking a forum to contribute to reimagining how our world is organized and governed, in service to a more inclusive, caring, interdependent and sustainable society.
Creative Communities Commons | The Future of Music Venues
A conversation about Reimagining Music Venues, a sectoral research project in collaboration with Wavelength and the School of Cities.
Creative Communities Common | Fallen Statues – A Conversation About Public Space and History
Gail Dexter Lord, co-founder of Lord Cultural Resources, thinks about public space, and whose art, cultures, and histories are enshrined there.