Resource: MIT CoLab

September 14, 2015


The Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) is a center for planning and development within the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP).

CoLab supports the development and use of knowledge from excluded communities to deepen civic engagement, improve community practice, inform policy, mobilize community assets, and generate shared wealth. They facilitate the interchange of knowledge and resources between MIT and community organizations and engage students to be practitioners of this approach to community change and sustainability.

Residents of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn are being displaced as gentrification forces them out. In the face of a changing neighborhood, these Brooklyn voices describe their ideal community.

We believe that community knowledge can drive powerful innovation and can help make markets an arena for supporting social justice.

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