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The Community Innovators Lab

CoLab is a center for community-engaged research and practice within MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning. We work with low-income/low-wealth communities in putting their assets to work to help strengthen civic life and use the market as an arena for achieving social justice. Our video collection includes profiles of community leaders, community organizing tactics, and visions for better communities.

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Lunch @ Firebrand Saints

Lunch @ Firebrand Saints

Added 2 years ago | 00:01:24 | 2121 views

Firebrand Saints is at 1 Broadway in Cambridge, Mass. 02142

Release of MIT-University of Maryland Case Study on Cleveland's University Hospitals Vision 2010 Program

Release of MIT-University of Maryla...

Added over 2 years ago | 02:05:43 | 2789 views

On May 8, 2013 the MIT Community Innovators Lab hosted a panel discussion on the role of anchor institutions in building community wealth and the case of Cleveland, Ohio. Participants included Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson; University H...

What Divine Irony: Hoods are Still Causing Pain

What Divine Irony: Hoods are Still ...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:03:43 | 2469 views

Full story & transcription:

Phantom Buffalo plays in Biddeford, Maine

Phantom Buffalo plays in Biddeford,...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:05:43 | 2273 views

From "A Day in Biddeford, Maine"

Strategic Planning in Rural Georgia: Meet Newton County

Strategic Planning in Rural Georgia...

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:03:49 | 2851 views

Read the full story of how Newton County licked Atlanta sprawl, the recession, and more here.

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Global Awareness & Action
Colombia, New Orleans, Kentucky + MORE
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