Cassie Flynn

Citizen-Led Innovation for Stronger, More Sustainable Neighborhoods

ioby works to build stronger, more sustainable neighborhoods, block by block. Using a crowd-resourcing platform, ioby helps anyone with a good idea get the funding, volunteers and knowledge they need. ioby has supported hundreds of citizen-led projects, such as turning vacant lots into community gardens, creating solar farms out of rooftops, closing busy streets to become playgrounds and more. When hurricane Sandy hit, projects like these – and the networks of people around the projects – helped communities address the damage and begin to reimagine and create more resilient neighborhoods. Cassie Flynn, Co-Founder of ioby, discusses ioby’s recent report on citizen ideas for making more resilient communities and shares ioby’s experiences in helping innovators bring their ideas to life.

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