Social Innovation & Resilience in Cities series launch with Chiara Camponeschi

Cities for People and Social Innovation Generation (SiG) National are very pleased to announce the launch of a new online series, Social Innovation & Resilience in Cities. Together we will examine the critical issues affecting our built environment and our lived experience in urban spaces. Both Cities for People and SiG are keen to explore how we can foster social innovation within city systems to ensure social and economic prosperity and sustained environmental well-being. To launch this series, we are excited to welcome Chiara Camponeschi of as she discusses:
Creative Community Resilience

What is the connection between resilience and civic imagination? What role do local culture and creativity play in processes of social innovation? And how can participatory practices turn cities into co-creators of ‘enabling’ frameworks?
In this webinar, Chiara Camponeschi draws on insights shared in her latest book, Enabling City Volume 2, to explore movements of collective creation that provide society with the ideas, identities, and even ideals to collectively explore – and enhance – narratives of socially innovative resilience.
Date: Tuesday September 30, 2014
Time: 9am PST12pm EST1pm AST
Eventbrite - Social Innovation & Resilience in Cities: Session 1 with Chiara Camponeschi
About the presenter
Chiara Camponeschi works at the intersection of interdisciplinary research, social innovation and urban sustainability. Originally from Rome, Italy Chiara has been involved with creative communities in Europe and Canada for almost a decade. As an advocate for youth empowerment and intercultural dialogue, she has worked with international organizations ranging from the UN-level to the grassroots.
Chiara has also donated her time across a wide variety of initiatives, collaborating with organizations such as Green Cross Italy and serving as member of the CIVICUS Youth Assembly Planning Committee and UNESCO’s Sectoral Commission on Culture, Communication and Information. More recently, Chiara was selected as Italy’s only Oxfam Action Partner for 2010-2013, and was recognized as a Young Agent of Change by Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (2011).
Chiara holds a Master in Environmental Studies and a BA in Political Science & Communications Studies from York University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Geography with a focus on participatory approaches to urban resilience to climate change.