Enabling City releases three new editions of its publication
TORONTO – The Enabling City released three new versions of its Creative Commons toolkit, The Enabling City: Place-Based Problem Solving and the Power of the Everyday, in the French, Spanish and Italian language on Dec. 18, 2012.
“We wanted to translate the toolkit because we realized that too many ‘enabling’ initiatives were getting lost in translation”, said Chiara Camponeschi, author and founder of Enabling City. “Diversity and inclusion are a big part of ‘place-based creative problem-solving’ and it is our hope that these publications will get more of us exploring and experimenting together.”
The English version of the toolkit was first published in 2010 and quickly garnered international attention, reaching readers in 60 countries and over 25,000 downloads. The book features pioneering initiatives that are instigating positive change and creative action in the areas of social innovation, urban sustainability and participatory governance.
“The reason for these translations is popular demand from our community and our commitment to intercultural dialogue and accessibility,” said Camponeschi. “We have partnered with incredible individuals from Cameroon to Chile to bring these versions to life in a truly collaborative way.”
The new toolkits feature guest articles from leaders of grassroots and institutional initiatives from Chile, Argentina, France and Italy. Javier Vergara Petrescu ofCiudad Emergente and Manuel Portela of Chiripa tell their stories in the Spanish toolkit; Pascal Ferren ofpOlau and Maxime Leroy of the Collaborative Citiesweb-documentary share their insights in the French version; and Cristiano Siri of The Hub Rome and Gianni Dominici of ForumPA document their passion for social innovation in the Italian edition.
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